Tradition &

Class of 2017 Presents Senior Art Projects

On Friday, May 6th the Waldorf School of Garden City class of 2017 presented the culmination of their year-long work on special Senior Art Projects during a reception for our community. The artwork was particularly creative and diverse this year with projects ranging from a shovel guitar to intricately cut paper creations.

Students worked with one of our three art teachers throughout the creation of their project depending on their goals. Our woodwork teacher, Martin Somers, advised students with three-dimensional and wood projects such as Beau Cheney’s wooden table setting and Eric Mundy’s drum. Fiber Arts teacher, Andrea Crozier, oversaw Nzingha Helwig’s creation of a gorgeous formal gown and Fine Arts Teacher Nancy Metz supervises those creating more traditional drawing and painting pieces. Each student wrote an artist statement to accompany their work and presented and discussed their inspiration and processes during the reception. The three teachers had this to say about the projects:

“The Art Department supports the role of the Senior Project as it serves to build on the skills and capabilities of each individual student. This development, being both internal and external emerges as technical skills grow and the Seniors learn to effectively communicate a design concept, image, or message.”

– Andrea Crozier, Martin Somers, and Nancy Metz

The work is currently on display in the Breezeway Gallery, High School lobby and in the High School Student Room.

Please view our Senior Art Show photo album to see the scope of creative artworks produced by this very talented class. Congratulations to the senior class on another milestone reached!


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