From the art room...

Snow Scenes…

Inspired by our recent snowshoe adventure I went on my annual search for snowy art installations in the classrooms.  It does sometimes snow here in January, but this year we have had only the tiniest bit to tease us.  Maybe that wishing and hoping for snow has made us all the more creative with our own artistic renditions of wintery wonder – the art in the school halls this year is lovely…

First from Gr.5:   


“Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.” (Andy Goldsworthy)


  Next up – from Miss G.s’ art class – 4th grade:


 “Snow isn’t just pretty. It also cleanses our world and our senses, not just of the soot and grime of a Fife mining town but also of a kind of weary familiarity, a taken-for-granted quality to which our eyes are all too susceptible.” (John Burnside)


From Gr.1:


“We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.” (Walter Scott)

From Gr. 2:



From Gr.6:


“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.”(Susan Orlean)



  …even our preschool has been playing with “snow”:


“One of the very best reasons for having children is to be reminded of the incomparable joys of a snow day.” (Susan Orlean)


“Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, 

Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields, 

Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air 

Hides hill and woods, the river, and the heaven…”

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)



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