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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.  

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Arts News

List of 3 news stories.

  • 5th Graders Create Composite Painting

    Tandem 5th graders, with the help of art teacher Julia Sapir, created a composite painting that will be revealed at the Mother's Day Music Festival. This large-scale painting was designed by tracing every student's body outline on the canvas - one at a time - so that the outlines overlapped. Students then used warm and summery colors to fill in all of the spaces with paint and markers. The result is pretty amazing - check out the photos ahead of the reveal.
  • Making Visible Portrait Project Yields Amazing Student Work

    Students in Susan Brodie's Art I-V classes have been working on the Making Visible Portrait Project. For some it is the first pencil drawing they have done and for the vast majority it is the first portrait they have ever drawn. The mission of the Making Visible Portrait Project states: "Artists often create art that makes things and people visible that are otherwise unseen. Our portrait project is to make visible those Americans who have made incredible contributions to our country and society (in the sciences, math, literature, and arts) and yet have not been given the credit they deserve because of systemic racism. These portraits will help make individuals known and seen and we will celebrate them in our community."

    The amazing portraits our students drew are on display in the Blue Room right now - check out some in this post and check out all of them in a slideshow here.
  • Upper School Artists Impress with 'Making Visible' Project

    Upper School artists in Art IV class with teacher Susan Brodie have created some amazing work with 'Making Visible - A Portrait Project.' For some, this is the first pencil drawing they have done and for the vast majority it is the first portrait they have ever drawn. The project's mission states that : "Artists often create art that makes things and people visible that are otherwise unseen. Our portrait project is to make visible those Americans who have made incredible contributions to our country and society (in the sciences, math, literature, and arts) and yet have not been given the credit they deserve because of systemic racism. These portraits will help make individuals known and seen and we will celebrate them in our community." Our student's portraits are hanging in the Blue Room of the Main Building and are really worth a look.
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