Students Paint the Walls for Arts Day


From kindergarteners to seniors, Out-of-Door Academy students have been laboring all year on work that will be displayed , building up excitement for Arts Day, which occurred May 4th, 2013.

Sarah Wilcox, ’14, had multiple pieces of her art displayed, including a painting of waves, a self portrait, and fruit, all painted in Advanced Painting and Drawing class. Wilcox works extra hard in her art classes because she knows it will pay off when Arts Day comes around.

“At the begining of last year, I didn’t know my art would be displayed.  It was only until second semester last year I found out about Arts Day, and it made me focus more on my artwork more,” says Wilcox.

Wilcox has advice for upcoming Out-of-Door Academy artists, “Work hard on your artwork to make it the best possible because it will be worth it when you see the finished product on Arts Day.

Amelia Summersbee, ’13, showed off her radiant and vivid personality through her photographs she took in AP photography.

The show features not only physical art, but also music. Scarlett Raven, ’15, played violin as part of the orchestra. The orchestra played pieces by Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, Vivaldi, Bach, Dave Brubeck, as well as other musical artists.

Scarlett isn’t too fazed by playing for parents during Arts Day; it’s her classmates that make her nervous. “It’s more unnerving when we have to play for people in our grade. The  parents and grandparents go to Arts Day and they always think you’re the best. The kids in our grade are critical.”

Instead of being critical of ODA’s artists, be positive! They’ve been working hard to make Arts Day special for you.

The athletes of Out-of-Door Academy get a lot of recognition and praise on a daily basis while the artists and musicians get overlooked at times. It’s important to attend Arts Day, not for your own sake, but for the sake of the artists and musicians. I hope to see you at Arts Day next year.