Students in Tandem's Upper School Sculpture class studied the earth artwork of Andy Goldsworthy and created their own sculptures in the woods on campus using natural materials that they found at the location. Check out this natural art both in progress and completed.
Congratulations to the Tandem Friends Middle School artists who were accepted into this summer's Reflections, a Summer Regional Governor's School Program. 8th grader Maggie W. (selected last year when the program was postponed but getting to attend this summer), 7th grader Sofia S., and 6th grader Cyrus C. (alternate). Reflections is a 10-day summer program that offers conceptual and visual art experiences to 40 Middle School students gifted in visual arts, selected competitively from public, private and home-school students in Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Greene, and Nelson Counties. Well done, Maggie, Sofia and Cyrus - check out a few of their creative works.
The 7th graders have been studying the mid-century Pop Art movement in art class with teacher Julia Sapir (TFS '93). They created some really sumptuous, Wayne Thiebaud-inspired confections with oil pastel. Check out some of their work - Hunter's is in pink and green, John's has the red background, and Beatrice's is the carrot cake with adjacent slice. They look delicious!
Upper School students in Lou Haney's Foundations of Art class recently worked on a project with Draw Charlottesville , a program that encourages artists of all ages and levels of ability to produce and share original sketches of buildings, neighborhoods, or places in Charlottesville that mean something to them. Draw Charlottesville then posts the drawings on their Instagram site to share diverse perspectives and show what's important to community members.
Tandem students in the Foundations of Art class used Draw Charlottesville prompts to do some drawings that focused on place and perspective. Draw Charlottesville leaders Andrea Trimble and Jessica Penca then virtually visited the class last week to give feedback to the students. Some of the drawings students created were featured on the Draw Charlottesville blog and Instagram site. Our students did an awesome job! Check it out at
Our 7th graders, with Middle School art teacher Julia Sapir (TFS '93), recently learned how to use the grid method to reproduce a photograph. Check out these amazing reproductions by Caitlin, Wolf Head; Ty S., Wolf; and, Beatrice, Girl.
Middle School art teacher Julia Sapir created a great video slideshow of art made by Middle School art students during first semester - sit back, listen to some nice music, and take a look at the amazing work these young artists have created and shared, with projects that included: tessellations, digital collages, found object art, monochromatic self-portraits, house paintings, stippling portraits, shattered value art, bad hair day portraits, pop art cakes, animal drawings, 3D sculptures, Dia de los Muertos masks, monochromatic photo assemblages, learning from the masters, and even a collaborative project with the 6th grade music class that combined art and music. Click here to check out their great artistic works.