The art and science of imagination

Blog

6th & 7th Grades—Hand-Sewn Elephants

6th & 7th Grades—Hand-Sewn Elephants When students reach the sixth and seventh grades, they are ready for a real challenge. During the second half of this year they were challenged in Handwork class to create an accurate paper pattern from their drawing of an animal, and then to a
Continue Reading →

In the Classroom—May 30, 2016

Old Stomping Grounds Last week the 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders went for a “hike” to their old stomping grounds from kindergarten. Newer students heard the stories from those who had build forts and hideouts in these woods. A good time was had by all!   3rd Grade Crocheted Hats The
Continue Reading →

8th Grade Machine Sewing

The girls have worked hard to complete the dresses they will wear for graduation. The project began with a pattern and fabric selection field trip to Vogue Fabrics in Chicago. Steps along the way included sizing, measuring, cutting the pieces, assembly, lining, fitting, sewing it all
Continue Reading →

Michael Hedley Burton at DVWS

Storyteller, author, and playwright Michael Hedley Burton visited our school this past week and treated the children and faculty alike to his storytelling. Originally from New Zealand, he now makes his home in Sydney, Australia. Students from Early Childhood through eighth grade were
Continue Reading →