Beth Cohen, Head of School, Friedel Jewish Academy
The students of Friedel Jewish Academy spent an afternoon at the Joslyn Art Museum to see the “Material Voices” exhibit from Nebraska artist Sheila Hicks. In addition to a docent-led tour, students created their own “poofs” in the style of Sheila Hicks (on display at Friedel). During September, Friedel students will be creating large fabric art panels to decorate the walls of our sukkah.
Friedel’s Arts & Exploration class gives students a weekly opportunity to learn “outside of the crayon box.” Our main objective is to teach the creative process and the value of art as a form of expression. Throughout the year, we use various mediums to create projects in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture, all while also learning about famous artists and developing a strong vocabulary of art terms for discussing style and technique. As part of the field trip, Friedel’s art teacher, Kim Noddle, took the students through the museum’s permanent collection, highlighting artists we studied last year plus those we will study this year.