Art Festival 2016

Saturday, April 23rd the Piedmont Art Festival had face painting, art, an origami activity, rubber band craft, music and sand art demonstrations.

Piedmont’s student art from its award winning K-12th grade fine art programs filled the halls.  The theme was “Step into our Shoes.”  Students took the lead on the origami shoe activity, the rubber band craft and face painting.

Original sand artist demonstrations from local artist, Gary Shockley, engaged the crowd and exposed many attendees to a new art medium. Mr. Shockley grew up in the Delaware and Chesapeake sands loving to build castles.  Sand, light and music are combined to provide a unique experience as an onlooker watches the sand artist move the sand around to portray various themes. (Click here for an example.)

Head of School, Jennifer Purdee said, “Our student work is award worthy because of our fantastic fine arts teachers. It was wonderful to see families and students of all ages connecting over great music and visual art.”

The Patriot Singers, elementary choir, kicked off the student music.  The Piedmont superior rated band ensemble performed. With their show happening the same weekend, the Piedmont drama team even managed to carve out time to perform a song from Little Shop of Horrors. Throughout the festival, guitar students and dance students gave demonstrations. (At the bottom of this page is a highlight video.)