Tuesday afternoons are full of fun and lots of creative energy, as students in grades three through six have a chance to put their artistic talents to work with some of the finest artist-educators in the Greater Boston area.
Lesley Ellis music teacher and performer, Guy Mendilow, designed the Arts Block program as a way for students to experience art, dance, music, movement and improvisation in a meaningful way that brings the inspiration of practicing artists into the school on a regular basis.
This year’s program features residencies that are six weeks long, which gives each student a chance to participate in a session with all four artists. Lesley Ellis students will be exploring Animation with Pel Osborn, Ceramics with Helen Duncan, Dance with Marianne Harkless and Improvisation with Kevin Smith all top artist-educators in their respective fields. The highlight at the end of each session brings a sharing session full of music, performances, films and art displays for the whole school community to enjoy.