A Few of Our Self-Portraits

Here are just a few of the self-portraits made in art class the first couple weeks of school. From left to right:  Greer (CH), Lily (CH), Lou (LE), Abby (LE), Nolan (UE), and Adrian (LE). More to come!

I’ve begun hanging the originals in the hall to the left of the toddler room, so next time you’re at school be sure to check them out! I’m hoping to display them all soon.  Each one really reflects the student’s unique and special personality. It’s been a really fun project.

-Anne

Cave Art with Kindergarten

On Monday the kindergarteners and I talked about cave art and how stone-age artists used their artwork to communicate messages to others. Here are a few things they noticed and learned about cave art:

-Cave artists may have used art to communicate messages or stories to others.

- They painted animals they probably hunted or saw every day.

-The colors they used were black, brown, red, and yellow because those were the colors they could make from the earth.

-Cave artists usually signed their work with their hand print.

Then the group made their own cave art:

From left to right: Calei, Greer, Koray, Lily, and Thomas. PS: Calei said the message she is trying to communicate to others is “I love my dog at home.”

Hello from Anne!

Hello, Quest Families! The first few weeks have been wonderful at Quest, and I’m extremely excited to be leading such great group in art this year. I’ve been getting to know the students by beginning the year making self-portraits with the entire school!

Each group looked at how artists like Frida Kahlo and Vincent van Gogh represented themselves in their work, however the goal was not to create a self-portrait in their particular style. We discussed proportions of the face and students studied themselves in the mirror while working, but I also encouraged them to take creative liberties with their identities. The results are fun, creative, varied, and reflect a talented group. I’ll post a few images as they finish up this week, but be sure to check them out in person in the halls at Quest. I’ll let you know when I finish the display. For now, here’s a photo of some of the Upper Elementary students at work.  -Anne

The Quest Yard Sale!

Some Lower Elementary Learning Fun!

More Middle School Trip Pictures!

Middle School Summit Lunch!

The first group has reached the summit! Only 1.2 miles, but 1500 feet
of climbing! Yikes! Great views and some delicious lunch!

Upper Elementary – having a blast at Camp Haze in Chester, CT

Zip-Lining, guided “trust” walks through the woods, crossing the chocolate river one imaginary marshmallow at a time, Dempsey works the rest of UE through a human knot…

Middle School is half way there!

Snack break on our way to Carter Dome. (NH) Just your average school day at Quest.

Middle School Odyssey Trip Update!

We had a wonderful evening last night. Our guides cooked us a delicious meal of Mac and cheese with some stir fried veggies. If you have ever done any hiking, then you’ll know how good any meal tastes after 6 hours on the trail.

Overheard comments, “this is the best Mac and cheese ever, what kind is it?”, “can we serve this kind at school on Tuesdays?”.

The highlight of the evening was a presentation by 6 “through hikers”. If you are not familiar with the term, they are hikers who are hiking the entire 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail in one season.

To put into perspective, they have been on the trail since before our students went to NYC or DC last year. Our students were genuinely impressed and asked some incredibly astute questions.

It was quite chilly last night, in the mid-30s. At this point I have seen every one and have only been treated with smiles. So for now, everything seems great! Off to breakfast and then Carter Dome!

Talk to you soon.

Glen, Abby, and Matt

Sent from my iPhone

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