We are back from OZ! It was a wild, creative, and really fun journey for all involved. The students worked so hard, especially this last week with evening running rehearsals running late into the night. It was a wonderful experience and I am sad it’s over! I am so proud of the way the students pushed themselves to take risks, be bold and really inhabit their characters on stage. It was a group effort as well, with sets by John Ling, audio visuals by BG Hodges and Steve Burgess, and a Yellow Brick Road by Lauren Hammond and afternoon art. We are grateful to them as well as to our amazing family helpers, Mary Jo Shipman and Taylor Roeher and Hillary Getten. We could not do this without their support!

See tornado video by Digital Arts’ teachers BG Hodges and Steve Burgess here.

See great pictures from the performance on Flickr


On the visual arts front, students have been working diligently to complete their enlarged grid paintings the winter trimester ends. In Ceramics, students continue to work on the wheel and handbuild in clay. Students are working hard to complete their assignments for bowls, plates, mugs and more. And in advanced art, students are working on independent projects related to painting, mixed media, tangling, and clay. Many are waiting to hear back from the art schools they have applied to. It is a busy and exciting time, but we are having fun making great art.

The music department is hard at work preparing for an April 4 all school for students re-visiting BA. It will be filled with a variety of BA talent, spotlighting students’ work in the Performing Arts.