Friday, June 20, 2014

First Annual PS77 Film Festival a Success!

I hope you had a wonderful time at our First Annual Film Festival, hosted by Matthew!  Students, Families, and Staff enjoyed watching 16 animations and movies created this year.  If you didn't get a chance to catch the show check out the links below! (Please note that this will take some time to update, so check back if you don't see your favorite yet)  All movies have had credits removed from their online versions for privacy.  If you would like a full version of any movies on DVD, please let me know.

Monday, June 16, 2014

First Annual PS77 Film Festival

You're invited to our First Annual PS77 Film Festival on Thursday June 19th, at 1pm (main site).  We hope you can join us to see all of our students' hard work!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The 105th Annual School Art League Awards Ceremony

Each year The School Art League asks public schools to nominate up to three students to be honored for their artistic accomplishments.  The School Art League serves to support art education and career development in the Arts.  This Friday, two or our talented students received medals at the 105th Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Anthony was awarded the Haney Medal, given to a ninth or tenth grade student who has shown the most growth and potential in the field of art.  Jesus was awarded the Alexander Medal, given to a graduating senior who has completed a major art program with the greatest distinction.  We are so proud of both Anthony and Jesus, who have not only shown their talent in Art, but who have shown dedication and commitment. Congratulations to Anthony and Jesus as well as their parents and families!  

For more information on workshops offered by the School Art League click here.

Anthony with his parents at The School Art League Awards Ceremony.

Jesus with his mother at The School Art League Awards Ceremony. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Light and Shadow

Our students have been busy this week creating beautiful stained glass windows.  For inspiration, they looked at the  work of artist Charles Rennie Makintosh, the "light screens" of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and at the beautiful stained glass windows right here at PS77!  Students explored shape, color, and line variation, and how these art elements can be combined to create a sense of unity.  Their amazing work can be found in classroom windows around the building.

Last week students finished their unit on Shadow Puppetry.  Students watched examples of traditional shadow puppet theatre from Greece, Indonesia, and China.  They then created their own puppets based on a poem about a leopard.  Students manipulated their puppets behind a paper screen to put on their own performance.