Pinhole Camera pictures!

Pinhole Camera pictures!

Earlier this week we shared a post about one of our Lower school classrooms using their pinhole cameras to take pictures around campus.  Ms. Singer brought the developed film back from the lab, and shared the developing process with her students.  See below!

Pinhole cameras!

Pinhole cameras!

You’ll find Cotting students engaged in all kinds of new projects throughout the Extended Year Program.  From drawing, to soccer, to tie-dyeing t-shirts, they’ve done it all! Several students recently participated in a unique photography lesson with Ms. Singer.  They used pinhole cameras to take some pictures by the Cotting gazebo.  Preparation for the photo shoot required great attention to detail, as well as a lot of patience!  Students learned about the basics of pinhole cameras before carefully loading them with film and heading outside.  They then propped their cameras on tripods to keep them steady, and then had to... Read More

Extended Year Program at Cotting is underway!

Extended Year Program at Cotting is underway!

Our students and staff are making the most of their time at Cotting this summer!  The extended year program typically includes some time for students to try new activities that enhance and complement the school-year curriculum.  See below for a few examples of the great things happening in our classrooms during week one! In the art room, Mr. Ironfield is currently teaching a lesson on “Perspective Self-Portraits.” Over in the auditorium, Ms. Hodson leads a class through a Yoga routine! In Home Ec, the students are mixing blueberry pancake ingredients with Ms. Hamilton! Ms. Etre’s class is constructing lava lamps... Read More

ReelAbilities Film Festival at Cotting School!

ReelAbilities Film Festival at Cotting School!

Cotting School is thrilled to serve as a host site for this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival!  We will feature “Becoming Bulletproof,” a powerful documentary featuring actors of all abilities on Tuesday, April 12, at 7:15 p.m. This full-length Hollywood-made film shows us a dynamic and inclusive world that raises questions about why we rarely see actors with disabilities on the big screen. 6pm Light Refreshments 7:15pm Becoming Bulletproof Q&A with featured actors, AJ and Jeremy, and producer, Peter Halby, to follow Shown in partnership with the ReelAbilities Film Festival

Tony Vacca is Artist-in-Residence

Tony Vacca is Artist-in-Residence

Tony Vacca is Artist-in-Residence at Cotting School Spring 2014 Tony Vacca, world percussionist and poet, will serve as Cotting School’s Artist-in-Residence this spring through a STARS grant from the Mass Cultural Council (MCC). Tony is shown, above right,  with fellow musician Massamba Diop (pronounced Jope) in a kick-off performance at Cotting School. Lower School students will learn about the connection between science and sound, Middle School students will work on the math of rhythm, and Upper Schoolers will learn to play instruments they’ve made out of recycled materials as a connection to their studies about the ecosystem. On Friday, April 4th... Read More

Rosanne Trolan Honored by MassArt

Rosanne Trolan Honored by MassArt

MassArt Awards “Excellence in Art Education” to Teacher Rosanne Trolan In line with its mission to provide access to superior art education to the public, Mass Art honors distinguished art educators from Massachusetts who have shown a lifetime achievement in serving the public. These individuals are pioneers or innovators in their practice of helping their students develop artistic minds, all the while promoting equity in access to art education. This year’s award was given to Cotting Art Teacher Rosanne Trolan. Learn more about Cotting’s Art Program here. Learn more about the MassArt award here.

Student artwork on display at South Station

Student artwork on display at South Station

Before you board that train heading out of South Station, be sure to take a look at Cotting School’s miniature art exhibit in the main lobby area from now until March 7th. The exhibit is made up of artwork created by the students of the school, as well as photos from the school’s archives. You can find it near “Barbara’s Bestsellers” bookstand across from the main entrance of South Station terminal. For more information visit the South Station website.