Children’s School students get to show off their creativity and hard work at the QCC Children’s School Art Show.
The art show opening was held April 25, during the Week of the Young Child. This is the eighth year the Children’s School has held the popular event.
“It was a wonderful event, children, parents and grandparents and more attended to see the children’s art work,” said Janet McKeon, Associate Director of the Children’s School at QCC. “It is a great way to showcase the children’s creativity. The children get so excited to show their work.”
The artwork is on display in the hallways and classrooms, for QCC students and faculty to visit. “People walk by and say how much they love the art,” Ms. McKeon said.
There also was a slide show video shown of the students creating and working on their art shown at the opening. Light refreshments were served. Art work includes table and easel paintings, 3-D art with foam, wood and metals. Various other art with water colors, 3-D chalk, tempera paint, and bio colors used with different instruments on a variety of surfaces such as foil, filters, canvas and paper were hung in the hallways and room 107A.
In Classroom I, children helped create a kindness tree. It was a collaborative piece, children were involved in decorating the tree, and then classroom teachers would write down when the children used kind words and kind gestures and post it on the tree. The exercise was part of the curriculum and helping children learn to be kinder to others.
There are 51 children enrolled in the Children’s School. The Children’s School provides full-day programs open to students enrolled in the college with children ages two years and nine months to five years old, as well as to member of the college and community. The school also serves as a training site for students in the Early Childhood Education Program.
This event is made possible by the dedication of the teachers, faculty and ECE students. Other college departments such as Food Services, Facilities and the Print Shop support this event. The Art Exhibit would not be successful without our young artists and their family and extended family members.
For more information about the Quinsigamond Children’s School, visit the Children's School website, contact Director Nancy Knight at nknight [at] qcc.mass.edu or call 508.854.4220.