Lower School Art

Art project teaches important lesson

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The first grade participated in a special cooperative art lesson using the book The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf, illustrated by Michael Letzig. The story is about the box of crayons that didn’t get along until they realized they were all “different” colors, and they were all necessary and important to complete the picture.

Each student made a self-portrait “crayon” as their favorite color. Then their art teacher, Darlene Tanner, arranged them on a crayon box.

“Luckily, our first graders get along very well, but I thought they would enjoy doing a self-portrait as their favorite color,” Tanner said. “They did a great job.”

Art Gallery displays feature young talent

For budding Lower School artists, the Bruin Art Gallery in the school lobby provides an opportunity to showcase their talent while encouraging them to explore their artistic abilities.
“Students are thrilled to have artwork in the gallery,” said Darlene Tanner, Jr. Cubs – Grade 1 art teacher. “The positive attention they receive from this honor is immeasurable.”

The gallery of student art features original pieces that demonstrate lessons learned in class. Twice a year, Tanner and Kay Thomson, Grades 2-5 art teacher, select the artwork for the gallery and honor the featured artists with a reception for their families.

“It is very difficult to select the art as there are so many talented students,” said Thomson. “Having the art gallery inspires students to do their very best and be creative.”


2014-2015 Bruins Art Gallery

Second Semester

Jr. Cubs through First Grade Students - Front row: Sutton Anderson, Hadley Haltom, Brianna Smith, Madison Johnson, Will Dodds, Ava Hayes , Haynes McSwain, Jaxon Carrington, and Purvi Gowdar; second row: Gabbi Head, Josie Carney , Clark Sutton, Isra Altay, Morgan Hopson, Jesse Via, Jack White, and Reese Ann Sikes; third row: Edie Montgomery, Kate Payne, Laura Kate Prater, Madeline Eldridge, Alex DeCosta, Emily Goetz, Caroline Alea, Chase Wimer, and Riya Gowdar; and fourth row: Jack Conway, Gage Dement, Burton Crews, Samantha Bosco, Johndavid Box, Anna Badgett, Edie Allen, Reid Basham, Houston Brasfield, Kipi Golden, Noah Milone, and Liam Smith. Not pictured: Jake Heidelberg.

Second Grade Students - Front row: Sarah Lawrence, Brison Wiggins, Harry Morrison, Sam Hathcock, and Emma Rinks; middle: Haynes Haltom, Cooper Sikes, Callie Cash, Brooke Via, Morgan Willis, Hudson McKenzie, and Carmen Biggs; and back row: Josie Dougan, Catherine Bell, Olivia Welch, George Siroky, Sawyer Hunley, Nate Sparkman, Harrison Shankle, Reed Ingram, Maggie Wright, Chloe Hatcher, and Lidiath Mahalati

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Third Grade Students - Front row: Will Jordan, Brady Larkins, Nura Alhaddad, Julia Roy, and Lexi Krenis; and back row: Amelia Moore, Christian Melton, Miles Johnson, Taylar Shands, Claire Whybrew, Madeline Craig, Becca Basham, Safi Ali, and Toni Tremblay.
Fourth Grade Students - Front row: Kaelan Patel, Taylor Tremblay, Madeline Miller, and Alea Cates; and back row: Tyler Hatcher, Lily Callaway, Owen Stonecipher, Sofia Karg, Hannah Scarbrough, and Claire Henson. Not pictured: Evie Culbreath.
Fifth Grade Students - Front row: Shaheer Ali, Leigh Baldwin, Laney Haynes, Vivian Lam, Carley Ingram, and Steven Saridakis; middle: Solomon Scott, Kelsa Lunsford, Jeremiah Greer, Steele Haynes, Mae Howell, Blair Driver, Lilly Mitchell, and Rylie Palazzo; and back row: Brylee Butler, Sadie Hanna, Blake Biggs, James Wilkes, Mnesoma Nwokola, Stephanie Nnaji, Caroline Wilkerson, Michael Crockett, Anna Crockett, and Raj Patel.

First Semester

Jr. Cubs and First Grade Students: Front row, left to right: Rose Kolakowski, Avery Moore, Hadley Higgs, Mary Margaret Crider, Neely Ferguson, Samantha Pedigo, and Elizabeth Thomson; second row: Graydon Reed, Emily McKenzie, Sam Hines, Patrick Campbell, Jake Campbell, Cooper Scallions, Matilda Campbell, Samantha Goetz, and Phillip White; and third row: Mary Blake Ferguson, Addi Kirkland, Ella Hall Eldridge, August Arnold, Lauren Hutchison, Hayden Hight, Lorelai Ballentine, Brody Smith. Absent: Jax Gwatney, Kipi Golden, Andrew Simeon and Rayanna Williams.

Second Grade Students: Mary Catherine Campbell, Ellen Driver, Bryant Barnes, Noah Spencer, Dalton Hosford, Lily Cox, and Mary Caryl Gwatney; absent - Ana Elise Miller.

Third Grade Students: Mia Powell, Audra Sheffield, Kendall Morris, Abby Brown, Corinne Sullivan, Josie Porter, Kate Larkins, and Ava Rose.

Fourth Grade Students: Tarik Anki, Sam Junn, Stella Spencer, Cassidy Bruno, Paul Jones, Bolton Smith, Hollin Evans, and Mimi Campbell.

Fifth Grade Students: Hudson Hamm, Jack New, Lorne Steele, Reid Venable, Nathan Wyatt, Will Venable, Mae Howell, Elle Jerge, and Anna Crockett.