Friday, May 12th, all 5th grade classes loaded up a bus and traveled up to Bentonville to visit Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. We took a tour entitled "Science and Art" which talked about the science behind some of the artwork in the museum. Students learned how oxidizing causes outdoor sculptures to change over time and how artists use chemical and physical changes to create artwork. Next, they learned about lenses and how the curve of the lens can change how the viewer sees objects while experimenting with different lenses. Finally, students viewed a larger than life self-portrait sculpture and discussed the materials that were used to create the life-like replica of the artist. After lunch, we explored the rest of the museum and the sculpture on the outdoor trails before loading up the bus and heading back to Little Rock. We did a lot of traveling for one day, but everyone had a great time and we are so grateful that the Willard and Pat Walker school visit program helped make this trip possible.
Wednesday, May10th, the little artists at Episcopal Collegiate Lower School had an exciting surprise at their Wednesday Chapel. The recently retired Dandelion crayon made Episcopal Collegiate Lower School his last stop on his retirement tour! As you may have seen, students have been taking Dandelion home with them and showing him all of the cool stuff to do around Little Rock. Not only did the students get a visit from Dan D, they also each got to take home a brand new 64 pack of crayons as a souvenir of Dan D's visit. What a memorable day! Thank you Crayola!