BYDS artists had so much fun bringing their masterful creations to life. For this year’s art gallery, BYDS Pre-K parents have reserved a specific time slot to browse the exhibit. Upon arrival, they received their ticket to see the exhibition and had their picture taken with their artist. Each pre-K student was their family’s tour guide, explaining every piece and process along the way.
The annual Pre-K Art Gallery, a centuries-old tradition at Beth Yeshurun Day School, showcases what students have learned during their Art and Artists Unit. Kindergarten students are spending this year transitioning from a play-based program to an ISAS-accredited program that builds on the foundations of their early childhood.
Teachers provided meaningful, developmentally appropriate, real-life experiences and examples. During their Art and Artists Unit, students studied famous works of art and methods by Kandinsky, Britto, Sonni, Matisse, Hanoch Piven, Paul Klee, Yayoi Kusama, Faith Ringgold, Mondrian, Salvador Dali, Keith Haring and many others. Today, these children could guide their parents through any fine arts museum.
The art gallery not only beautifully displayed the hard work of the students, but also demonstrated the love and dedication of BYDS Pre-K teachers, Ruth Adler, Donna Allen, Morgan Lewman, Cynthia Martinez, Sherry Oliver, Heather Purcell and BYDS art teacher Kelly. Heater.
Art is everywhere at BYDS, where students connect with their creative selves and build self-esteem at the same time. They are encouraged to become creative problem solvers when they find a solution to a problem that has more than one right answer. Additionally, students experiment with a variety of art materials while learning new skills and techniques.
This star-studded event would not have been possible without the help and time of BYDS PTO volunteers and friends. The masterpieces are kept a surprise until the show, per tradition, and kindergarten parents are not allowed to help with installation.