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Middle School Explores Atlanta During Arts Day
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/12/2017

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Middle School students enjoyed a morning at some of Atlanta's hot art spots during Arts Day on April 12.

Fifth-graders visited the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), where they saw the exhibit “Food by Design: Sustaining the Future” about how products are created and sold, designed, advertised, and branded. They also participated in a workshop in small teams to solve design problems.

Sixth-graders visited the High Museum of Art and explored contemporary art, Howard Finster art, and the larger-than-life installations of Daniel Arsham using STEAM thinking – the integration of art and innovation with science, technology, engineering, and math. They participated in a design problem-solving workshop using STEAM thinking.

Seventh-graders visited the working studios of four to five artists at the Artisan Resource Center, met the artists, and saw demonstrations of their work. They met a blow-torch glass artist, a recycled wood artist, a Native-American artist, an abstract artist, and a special effects artist.

Eighth-graders enjoyed a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA), where they toured two exhibits exploring identity and the relationship between nature and man emphasizing the interconnectedness of all living things. They also participated in a creativity workshop exploring concepts of home and identity.

Once back on campus, they ate lunch and played games in the Quad. Afterward, they watched a performance from the Georgia Tech Glee Club, attended a comedy workshop, and practiced choreography with the cast and choreographer of Atlanta Lyric Theatre's production of "Jesus Christ Superstar."