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Arts and Events Spotlight

The arts are thriving at Tandem Friends!  With seven drama productions a year, two concerts, open mic performances, art shows, and other music performances around the community, there is always something going on.  Students can take classes in drama, music, visual arts, film and more.  

Check out our upcoming events, recent arts news, recent art photos and more here.

Arts News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Collaborative Community Art Project

    The TFS art department is launching an all-school art collaboration inspired by the work of Albuquerque artist Lea Anderson. Anderson creates installations that consist of many small pieces of art assembled to create one larger piece. Her work is inspired by patterns, shapes and colors of the natural world, and she often looks at microscopic organisms and cell systems for inspiration.
    The piece pictured is the first phase of our collaboration. Over half of our 5th - 8th grade students participated, led by Middle School art teacher Julia Sapir, with each student making one or more small oil pastel drawing, which were then assembled in a wave-like shape down the Math/Science building hallway. There are two more bulletin boards to fill!
    Susan Brodie's Upper School art students will be creating three-dimensional objects in the upcoming weeks, and we welcome all students, faculty, and parents to find ways to contribute small works as well. For more information about how you can get involved in this art collaboration, please contact Susan or Julia and check out this informational slideshow: TFS Community Art Project.
  • Art I Zentangles - Patterned Beauty

    Upper School students in Susan Brodie's Art I class have been creating some pretty amazing Zentangles, which are drawings created through the use of structured patterns. Check these out!
  • Art Clubs Thriving

    Tandem's extracurricular Art Clubs - a Middle School club, an Upper School club and a Fiber Arts club - are thriving. All are student driven and teacher supported. The Middle School club is facilitated by art teacher Julia Sapir and has over 20 members who meet on Tuesdays after school. Students all pursue their passions, working on painting, drawing, collage, jewelry making, and more. The Upper School club is facilitated by art teacher Susan Brodie and includes student and occasional faculty attendees who meet on Tuesdays after school to work on and talk about their art projects. The Fiber Arts club is facilitated by tutor Heidi Passino and Technology Director Maria Morrell, both talented fiber artists. Students and faculty members who are love fiber arts meet on Mondays at lunch to knit, crochet, spin, needle felt, and more.

Arts Highlights