Detroit Waldorf School presents community art exhibit at Boll Family YMCA

Children's art chosen for display at Boll YMCA

DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) - The elementary and middle school students of the Detroit Waldorf School are excited to have their artistic creations chosen for the upcoming community exhibit "The Art of Education: Student Work from Detroit Waldorf School," which are now on display in the lobby gallery of the downtown Boll Family YMCA  through 30 th.

This free exhibit features over 50 art pieces by Waldorf children in grades 1 through 8. The school says the artwork represents a range of media typical of the Waldorf classroom, including charcoal, watercolor, pencil, colored pencil, and beeswax crayon.

"Our students have been working for months to have their pieces selected for the exhibition," says  Enrollment and Outreach Director Charis Calender-Suemnick. "We are thrilled that visitors and members of the Boll YMCA will be able to experience the remarkable talent we are cultivating within our school," says Calendar-Suemnick.

An opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Boll Family YMCA lobby gallery, 1401 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226.

Detroit Waldorf staff, students, parents, alumni, and donors will gather to kick off the exhibit and share it with the Metro Detroit community.

School representatives will be on hand to discuss the Waldorf education model, described as integrating "comprehensive, age-appropriate academics with rich artistic experiences and practical work to challenge the mind and fire the imagination."

Here's how Waldorf describes its school and its mission:

Founded in 1966, the Detroit Waldorf School is part of the international Waldorf School movement, which comprises over 1,000 schools in more than 60 countries. Located in Historic Indian Village, just three miles east of downtown Detroit, DWS is housed in a stately historic structure designed by Albert Kahn. Situated on four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the school provides a warm and inviting environment that nurtures growth, learning, and creativity by focusing on each student's intellectual, physical, and emotional development. DWS offers enrollment in pre-K through eighth grade. Its interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes analytical, creative, and critical thinking, and cultivates children's inherent curiosity and love of learning. The Detroit Waldorf School is located at 2555 Burns St., Detroit, MI 48214. For more information, call 313-822-0300 or visit