In March 2017, over 200 Cy-Fair residents joined our 5th Annual Children’s Art Show – Deep in the Heart of Texas. The art work celebrated the diverse culture and rich economic history of the second largest state in the United States. Each child worked one-on-one with our Montessori Art Directress to create their painting, showcasing their creativity and skills in color blending and composition.
The event featured Face Painting and a Photo Booth coordinated by Alumni Parent Susan Mcleroy and the launch of Cy-Fair’s first Tinker Fair, developed by Budding Engineers. The event also included a specialty Mocktail Bar, with custom drinks crafted by Mixologist Niel Ahuja, and a Book Fair led by parent volunteers.
Students took to the stage to perform songs, dances, and musicals to welcome the holiday season. This year’s theme was “A Winter Wonderland.” The show kicked off with the Langham Creek High School Madrigal Choir and ended with our Percussion Band, where students demonstrated their learning in rhythm and musicality. Santa arrived in a red 1970’s convertible (Thanks Skip’s Farm!) and students took professional photos with Santa, courtesy of Alumni Parent Susan Mcleroy.
“The human hand, so delicate and so complicated, not only allows the mind to reveal itself but it enables the whole being to enter into special relationships with its environment… man ‘takes possession of his environment with his hands.’ His hands, under the guidance of his intellect transform this environment and thus enable him to fulfill his mission in the world.”
– Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child
Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield presented An Evening with the Arts. Beautiful art work done by the school children – under the guidance of Art Director Linda Bagley – was presented to parents and friends. Garden art was also part of the event and the Kindergarten class showed off their skills in contributing to the garden art exhibit.
Visual art in our Montessori classroom addresses both the emotional and physical development of the child. We use art to help our students learn how to communicate their feelings and ideas and explore their creativity. Art also helps children develop their fine motor skills needed for many walks of life.