Support Learning to Look at WDS
WDS is establishing the Laurie Lebowitz Learning to Look Fund to raise awareness of the Learning to Look art appreciation program and to continue to keep the program an active part of the Westchester Day School curriculum for many years to come. The fund is created in loving memory of Laurie Lebowitz, z"l, a devoted parent volunteer who served as Chairperson from 2006 -2014. Laurie believed in the power of incorporating art education into the classroom. Laurie's passion and commitment to the Learning to Look program brought enrichment to students and parents alike at Westchester Day School. We hope you will consider making a gift in memory of Laurie and the Learning to Look program.
What is Learning to Look?
Learning to Look is an art appreciation program for WDS students in grades K-5. Our Learning to Look program is chaired and taught by parent volunteers who are trained in the Learning to Look curriculum.
Our curriculum is based on paintings found in the Permanent Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Neuberger Museum. There are typically five sessions during the school year - all centered around a set time period; each session introduces students to a group of artists and designated paintings relevant to the period we are studying. Students are encouraged to explore the artist’s work by looking at the Elements of Art - color, line, shape, texture, light, and space. At the end of each session, students create their own works of art inspired by the paintings studied in class. Our students’ interpretive creations are part of a rotating art gallery that is displayed near the school's Main Entrance - take a look next time you are on campus! At the end of the year our students take a field trip to the MET, the MOMA or the Neuberger Museum to view in person the artwork they studied all
year one in class. . There is nothing quite like viewing an artist’s masterpiece on display in real life!
Contact Us to Learn More
For assistance making a donation, or for more information on volunteering with the Learning to Look program, please contact our Development Office: email@example.com | 914-698-8900 x 134