In-Person Art Program Leads to Vivid Virtual Exhibition

For the first time this year, St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s  annual all-school art show  moved online. Art work from students in nursery through eighth grade were posted via the school’s website, inviting its widest audience ever.
 
Despite pandemic protocols, students were able to enjoy the full benefits of the art program, with units on drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, collage and sculpture. Though the majority of St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s students attend school every day in person, even those attending online took part in the virtual show.
 

 

 
“The Art Show has always been a joyful celebration of our students’ creativity and self-expression,” said Lower School Art Teacher and department chair Susan Cirigliano, now in her 35th year of teaching at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s. “It is so gratifying to see the growth and development that has taken place this year for each student.”
First grade girl proudly holds up her line drawing of a school

 

 
"The expressive qualities of art provide a crucial outlet for our students,” says Lily Ivanov, Upper Division Art Teacher. “We are grateful, fortunate, and thrilled to support students in their efforts to create, grow, and thrive in the visual arts; I am incredibly proud of what we accomplished as a community!”
 
Students grouped around a sewing machine watching a classmate sew her printed pilowcase