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Street Art Class Explores "Tagging"

Our middle school elective on Street Art started off with a history and survey of graffiti, street art and public art. Students took a mini-field trip to the growing series mini-murals painted on the Green Line train trestle along South Blvd. at Oak Park Ave. For their first project, each student to create their own "tag" in graffiti-style, using a stencil. Contemporary street art has its roots in tagging, which is what most of us think of when the word graffiti is used. Still prevalent, it is simply individuals marking a public surface with a name or symbol -- usually for the purpose of claiming territory. Starting in the 1970's, mostly in New York City, graffiti taggers developed elaborate

See Our Own Noah Cryns on “Top Chef Jr.”

The Children’s School is very proud of our former student, Noah Cryns, who is a contestant on Top Chef Junior: Season Two. The competition premiers on the Universal Kids network on Saturday, September 8th, but you can see a preview here: Noah, who attended TCS from 4th through 6th grade, is also the son of our fourth-grade teacher Ms. Chrissie Boehlen. While at TCS, Noah frequently brought in delicious layer cakes for teachers and staff, sharing his latest baking projects with everyone. It’s no surprise to TCS that he may be heading toward a career as a young celebrity chef! Noah’s mom initially found out about open call auditions for the series through her friends who knew he liked to cook.

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