2010-01-08 / School News

Waterside School Hosts Winter Art Festival

On Tuesday, Decem ber 22nd, the Waterside Children’s Studio School turned in to a celebration of student creativity at the first annual Winter Arts Festival. The gym turned into a replication of a Soho art gallery with student artwork and writing covering the gym walls. In the center of the gallery space, dioramas depicting scenes of winter from famous stories such as The Mit ten, Snowy Day, The Ginger bread Man, All You Need for a Snow man and the Gin gerbread Baby. The center looked like the hol - i day windows at Saks Fifth Avenue or Macy’s.

After the gallery walk, families made their way to the performances on the stage. Celebrations of different cultures and holidays were the main theme of the performances. The second-graders performed, playing their recorders, as did the Waterside Children’s Studio School Chorus, students in the Pre-K, Kindergarten, first-grade and third-grade classes. “Students are so proud of all their learning accomplishments thus far,” says Dana Gerendasi, school principal, “and they just want the world to know how creative and talented they all are. It really is a celebration of learning, creativity and family.”

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