Welcome Back, Cougars!

Our dazzling Maury art studio! Year five, here we come! StudioMaury is up and running and now that some of the nitty-gritty is out of the way (procedures, how boring), I am looking forward to some really awesome art units for the 2015-2016 school year. Many of our units will be brand new, but per your […]

The Countdown to Trashion Fashion and the DCPS Student Art Exhibition Begins Now!

Mark your calendars because the new Brookland Middle School will be hosting student artwork from across the District on the evening of May 21, 2015 from 6-8:30 pm! In addition to visual art, dance, and live music–all student produced–the evening will also include the avant garde and environmentally friendly Trashion Fashion show. Trashion, what? Trashion Fashion is […]

Abstract Storytelling through the Music of Stravinsky

  Kindergarten and 1st grade took part in a very expressive art and music collaboration this winter, examining the nuances of abstract and nonrepresentational artwork with the eccentric music of Igor Stravinsky as their guide. Stravinsky was the Russian composer and mastermind behind the somewhat controversial ballet and orchestral concert piece, The Rite of Spring. Upon […]

Face Jugs: A Collection of Changemakers from Africa, America and Maury Elementary!

Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina (Ms. Bomba’s Alma Mater) When I was just a freshman at Appalachian State University, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, I remember one of my very first art assignments. My ceramics professor asked us to use traditional handbuilding techniques to recreate a vessel from any culture, civilization or […]