This year was Hudson Montessori School’s first schoolwide Art Show showcasing over 300 pieces of individual work. Every single child made a piece of work related to the yearlong theme of “Our Journey”. While our older children in Lower and Upper Elementary created art relating to the 10 Routes around the world that changed history, Primary students focused on the migration of various animals they are studying in their classrooms. Almost every moment of each day was used to inspire, guide and create student work that would reflect their classroom curriculum. There were also many additional pieces that demonstrated a grasp of the elements and principles of art. Many students were so enthusiastic that they created special works in their free time so that they could be displayed as well.
A variety of mediums were used to create visual interest for the viewer; from gold wire wrapped dragonflies to wool roving mobiles, the colors and textures did not disappoint. Probably one of the highlights was the pop art exhibit featuring works inspired by Roy Lichtenstein. Using 3 of his iconic works, the montage displayed on one large wall and was a great backdrop for many guests to take pictures.
The day of the event was hosted with love and support from parents including our HMV parents. Sepcial thanks to Ms. Krupa Chatbar and Hadeeqa Ismali, who were integral in all of the preparation for the Art Show from editing write ups, assisting with installations, setup and break down of the space. HMS staff were also incredibly helpful in garnering donations for our reception area so that the moment you entered you knew it was going to be a special experience. Within 20 minutes the place was full of parents and young artists taking in the vast display of student artwork. It was such a pleasure to see everyone’s hard work in one large exhibition. From initial ideas to final display, it was a labor of love that showed off the skills and talents of our students.