Waldorf School Art Show at Cooley Dick
Hartsbrook School Art Exhibit – Opening Receiption
Hartsbrook Waldorf School will have an art exhibit in Northampton, MA, at the New Gallery at Cooley Dickinson Hosptial, exploring the connection between art and academics.
An exhibit of fine arts from students in the elementary grades through high school will feature oil and watercolor paintings, stipple and fine line drawings, pastels, wood and linoleum cut prints. The show will be up from September 1st through the 30th.
A discussion on the importance of art in academics led by a faculty member of the Hartsbrook School will be conducted during the opening reception from 4:30pm-6:30pm on September 6th, followed by a Q & A.
“We have very pleased to have the opportunity to present our student creations at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. With ever tightening budgets and other pressures, schools all around are losing their arts programs. Students are impoverished as a result, as arts instruction teaches far more than specific techniques or art appreciation” said Jacqui DeFelice Director of Enrollment at Hartsbrook. “The arts are languages that most people speak, cutting through individual differences in culture, educational background and ability. At The Hartsbrook School, the arts are an integral part of each student’s experience.”
For more than 100 years, Cooley Dickinson Hospital has met the health care needs of Pioneer Valley residents. The hospital’s strong vision for patient-centered health care has earned Cooley Dickinson the Best Hospital award in annual polls by the Valley Advocate newspaper for many years. The Hartsbrook Art Exhibition is part an ongoing program of exhibitions organized by Cooley Dickinson to be held in the hospital’s New Gallery.
The Hartsbrook School has been educating children in the Waldorf tradition since 1981. All students experience painting, sculpture, music, drama, and the practical arts such as agricultural arts and woodworking as an integrated part of their learning in the humanities, math, languages, and science. The purpose of Waldorf Education is to awaken the mind, heart and will so that the whole child may be involved in every aspect of learning. In 2002, The Hartsbrook High School opened.