Sunday, March 30, 2014

Picturing Peter Pan Jr.

What a fabulous weekend!  SJS students presented four outstanding performances of their spring show,  Peter Pan Jr. 

I love how the whole community contributes their talents to insure such an enthusiastic, successful spring show each year. Many, many students are involved in practicing and performing. Others work lights, sound, and stage crew.  Parents generously work together to make varied and elaborate costumes, sell tickets, and so much more.  Many teachers volunteer their time to help direct, produce, choreograph, and assist.
 For my part, a dedicated group of eighth graders takes on the challenge of designing a huge backdrop. Take a look at their talented efforts- I'm really proud of them! 
Step one: Planning the design

Step Two: projecting and enlarging the design 

Step 3: Painting ( finally!!!)

 Laying it out to dry each afternoon
The finished product!

Click here to see  scenery from our past Spring Shows.

Question: As you can see, the actual colors look very different under the lights. This is the first year I've experienced this.  Art teachers, set designers- have you ever encountered this problem?  Any ideas? 

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