Elementary Artists

Seeing your work in a gallery setting is exciting!

“Wow!” “I found mine!” “This is really good.”

Increase Miller Elementary's third graders were amazed to see how their school's gym had been transformed into an art gallery! They made a bee-line to the table displaying the lamps they had crafted from recyclables and painted in the palette that artist Louis Comfort Tiffany had used for his own lamp designs. From there they dispersed, taking in the mini foods, pop art prints, cherry blossoms and much more.

While parents were invited to attend the show that evening, each class had time to explore the space during the day. Students saw their own work with new eyes, and enjoyed discovering what other grades had created, too. 

Step into the IMES Art Show

Each school's show is its own unique and wonderful experience

All elementary students across the district had the rewarding experience of seeing their art in a gallery setting this spring. Seen as a whole, exhibiting kindergarten to fifth grade work, the shows offered an impactful view of the curriculum’s breadth. Weekly art classes offer students hands-on experience with an array of media and processes, including pastels, paint, clay, and printmaking, as well as introductions to famous artists and art from a variety of cultures.

art genres inspired by famous artists from around the world

Katonah Elementary featured beautiful hallway installations

“This was quite the experience!” Superintendent Andrew Selesnick told art teacher Christine Eckler, after enjoying Katonah Elementary's Art Show's opening on May 6—a sensory event that featured toe-tapping jazz, participatory projects and art installations filled with color and movement.

Artwork stayed up for weeks, brightening students and teachers’ coming and going. Younger grades used their lockers under vibrant clay tiles inspired by New York City artist Keith Haring and bright Henri Matisse-inspired collages. As they walked to specials with their teachers, flag banners of metal tooling and pop art inspired by Andy Warhol gently waved overhead. The Chihuly-inspired sculpture in the cafeteria, made of more than 100 recycled bottles, shimmered in the sunshine during lunch. 

Increase Miller Hosted a pop-up, two day takeover of the school's gym

Increase Miller Elementary’s art teacher Julia Zaremba opted to fill the school’s gym for a two-day extravaganza on May 23.

Students and adults were delighted by creative transformation of the cavernous space, including a floor to ceiling swirl of colors coming from a jumbo paint brush.

Guests of all ages enjoyed exploring the galleries. Kindergarteners loved finding their Japanese cherry blossom pieces, created with oil paint and tissue paper, and hung against the red gym mats. The fourth graders' mini foods, inspired by American artists Karen Collins and Stephanie Kilgast, and set on a checkered picnic blanket, looked good enough to eat! 

A Chihuly-inspired sculpture made from repurposed plastic bottles

Meadow Pond invited guests into the creative process

Meadow Pond Elementary’s show on May 29 welcomed guests to use their own artistry as well as view student art. Eckler and Zaremba, who both teach at the Pond, added a Let’s Collaborate table that invited everyone to add to an evolving mural.

Families visited galleries including Precious, Pretty, Petite Pinch Pots created by the capable hands of kindergarten artists; Colorful Bugs created by first graders using model magic;' and a colorful Chihuly-esque Chandelier, inspired by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and created from repurposed plastic bottles.