Night at the Museum
Posted 04/26/2018 12:49PM

Annual ECC Art Show Opens to Rave Reviews

The Met has nothing on the ECC!

Last week, the Early Childhood Campus (ECC) was transformed into an elegant art museum showcasing some of the best up-and-coming artists in the Tampa Bay area – our students! The annual event, held on April 18, drew a record crowd of parents, grandparents, and friends, all of whom spent the evening admiring the students’ artwork. Each child, from toddlers through kindergarten, had at least three pieces of art on display, showcasing a variety of media, including painting, drawing, coloring and sculpting. 

The study of and appreciation for the arts is integral to the CDS and IB curriculum, starting at the ECC and continuing through the Upper School. At the ECC, art is incorporated in the classroom as part of the IB units of inquiry; in the Big Room as one of the centers; and as a special art history/art appreciation class in Kindergarten. 

This year’s ECC Art Show introduced a new interactive feature, as students recorded explanations of their artwork and the inspiration for their creations. Visitors were able to access these recordings with a QR Scanner app on their smartphones.

While most of the art has been sent home, some art is still on display at the ECC, so feel free to stop by and admire the masterpieces!

Here is a sampling of some of our wonderful artists! 

Enjoy a peek behind the scenes, with this video of our teachers transforming the ECC into an art museum: