Art Appreciation



Art is a great tool for expressing our emotions and communicating with others. Using markers, dot paints, stickers, stencils, rubber stamps and other materials, families collaborated to express emotions like surprise, anger and joy.
The 3rd Grade Art Appreciation evening will take place on Monday, March 11th from 6:00-7:00pm in the lunchroom.  Siblings (age 4 and up) are welcome to join in on the fun! Please RSVP by March 8th with the number of kids and adults to This is not a drop off event but rather an opportunity for parents and kids to create together.
Third graders and their families will engage in the age old tradition of figure drawing. Once an essential part of classical artistic training, drawing from a live model is a challenging and fun way to get your artistic impulses flowing.  Families will have the opportunity to draw from live models (maybe your friends and neighbors) in poses inspired by famous artists.  We hope you will join us.
In addition, we are seeking models for this event.  If you can hold a pose for several minutes and would like to be immortalized by Murray Avenue artists, please volunteer to model by emailing the Art Appreciation committee at  Modeling is open to both children and adults, we just ask that children be in third grade or older. We are also looking for props for our models.  Please check your closets for capes, hats, baskets... If you have any props we can borrow for this event, please contact Mr. Stone at Thank you!
There are two parts for our 4th Grade  Art Appreciation project, a museum visit and an in-school art evening.
Mr. Stone has been busy thinking of ways for families to engage in making and viewing art together. For our 4th Grade Art Appreciation project, we have arranged for Murray families to visit the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, which is currently showing, "Masterpieces from the Museum of Cartoon Art." This exhibition includes examples from many cartoon genres including: comic strips, comic books, editorial cartoons, caricatures, animation art, and illustration.  Families can join Mr. Stone at the museum on Saturday, March 16th between 10:00am-1:00pm to view the exhibition and participate in a visual scavenger hunt. Regular museum fees apply to visitors (Adults $10; Seniors & Students 5-17 years old $8; children under 5 FREE).
Back at Murray on March 18th, from 6:00-7:00pm in the lunchroom, fourth graders and their families will be making comic book style art inspired by the exhibition. Come to one or both events! Please RSVP for the in-school art evening by March 15th with the number of kids and adults to  If you think you may be able to come to the Bruce Museum, please also let us know, so we have an idea of how many people may come.  If you do not have a 4th grader but are interested in coming to the museum, please feel free to join us!


Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT (approx. 20 min drive)