Scotland Ireland Trip
Over spring break 12 of our Crestwood Art and Academy students traveled to Scotland and Ireland. The trip started in Edinburgh, then on to Glasgow, Belfast, and Dublin. The students got to visit some amazing museums, castles, historical sites, and to really experience the cultures of these beautiful countries. The weather was beautiful sunny and 50's, only once having a bit of drizzling rain that went away shortly. The students got to experience a ferry ride across the sea when traveling from Scotland to Ireland.
Before leaving Art III art students created art works that demonstrated their current thoughts of the culture in the two countries. Now that we have returned, they will be creating art works to demonstrate their new found knowledge of what the cultures are really like from their experiences.
The students and chaperones would like to express our gratitude to our amazing tour guide Conner. Conner was an amazing guide who had so much rich knowledge on the countries and really kept us all a learning adventure we didn't want to end.
On March 14th the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards announced the National Medalists. The National Medals students are competing for are Gold, Silver, or an American Vision Awards. For National Judging only the art works that received Gold Keys at the Regional Level go on to compete, this narrowed down the amount of pieces competing to 320,000 works. Out of this outstanding number of pieces Noah Maxwell's printmaking, Alternate Colors, received a National Gold Medal. This art work will be displayed in New York in June and then will travel the country for two years in a cameo show of all the Gold Medal Works. In June Noah will be awarded his Gold Medal Award at Carnegie Hall in New York City along with Ms. Scott receiving her National Gold Educator Award! This is the second year straight Crestwood has had a National Medalist student and educator. Crestwood's Art Program has received multiple state and national awards over it's time but it never stops being exciting! Congratulations to our amazing artists and all their hard work!