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Maharishi School Maker Space Featured in The Source

We'd like to share an article about our Maker Space that's featured in The Source this month! Take a tour of Maharishi School in Fairfield, and you may run across an unfamiliar sight, something you don’t remember from your days as an elementary school student. It’s a room called the maker space, and it doesn’t look... Read More »

Artist of the Week: Isis Timm

Artist of the Week - Isis Timm, Grade 1 Our featured artist this week is Isis Timm, and we'd like to share her engraved tile depicting a Canadian Goose in flight. Isis chose her image from a book and with the help of her mother, art teacher Emily Timm, she learned to draw the image using... Read More »

Artist of the Week: Dominic Dupoux

Artist of the Week - Dominic Dupoux, Grade 6   Our artist of the week is Dominic Dupoux, who created a colorful and symmetrical ceramic box using a very precise process.  Dominic explains, "First I did a sketch, and I did the measurements based on that, then I measured and cut out pieces of paper, then... Read More »

Artist of the Week: Uma Wegman

Artist of the Week - Uma Wegman, Grade 3   Our artist of the week is third grader Uma Wegman, who has moved into the second phase of our new illustration curriculum by choosing her own subject, a German Shepherd.   "I drew this because my dog is part German Shepherd and also because German Shepherds are... Read More »

Artist of the Week: Eliot Gamble

Artist of the Week - Eliot Gamble, Grade 3   Our featured artist this week is third grader Eliot Gamble, who really wowed us with his exuberant tropical bird drawing.  The illustration and colors are eye catching, and the three page, vertical format draws the viewer in with detail after detail, presented in harmonious balance.  Eliot... Read More »

Artist of the Week: Autumn Watson

Artist of the Week - Autumn Watson, Grade 6   "I'm really proud of my ceramics because in third grade when I started I wasn't very good and I didn't know how to do anything, but now I can make things really easily and I'm really happy with my art work!"             ... Read More »

Images from the SEI Conference Art Exhibition

On March 28, Maharishi School art students competed in the SEI Conference Art Exhibition, snatching eight awards with the fourteen works they submitted. Fifteen schools participated in the exhibition, with each school submitting fifteen works, as described in an earlier article. Congratulations to Maharishi School artists and their teachers. The works receiving awards are featured below.... Read More »

Students Excel at SEI Superconference Art Competition

Lucy by Rain Spotted Elk Eight Maharishi School students came away with awards at the March 28 competitive SEI Conference Art Exhibition hosted by Southeastern Community College in Burlington. Fourteen pieces were submitted by Maharishi School Students, and eight awards were won. Winner of first place and honorable mention awards, 11th grader Rain Spotted Elk said,... Read More »

Maharishi School Faculty Art Teacher Wins Award

Maharishi School’s art department head Greg Thatcher has just received the Medallion Art Award at Galex '49, a national juried exhibition in Galesburg, Illinois, for his drawing Yew Trees #115. The exhibition opened on March 14 and is hosted by the Galesburg Civic Art Center. The drawing is one of many that Thatcher has produced of the... Read More »

Donna Warwick Leads Unique Student Art Showcase

 Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, November 25, from 1:00-3:30 pm, students from Maharishi Preschool and Lower School invite you to a unique artistic showcase that is a fusion of art, music, and dance. This celebration is open to all parents, friends, and community members. Artist-in-Residence Donna Warwick, founder of the Artsfusion method of arts instruction, is... Read More »

Maharishi School Wins Art Awards

From the Fairfield Ledger -- By Andy Hallman -- Greg Thatcher could not be prouder of his art students. Thatcher teaches art at Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, which has a long history of winning awards at the highest levels of competition. Earlier this spring, Maharishi School entered 15 pieces in the Southeast Iowa... Read More »

Student Artwork in Congressional Art Competition

Many of Greg Thatcher's art students have submitted artwork to this year's Congressional Art Competition. This is the first year that the competition is open to popular vote. The winner will be honored by having his/her picture displayed in the Congressional Tunnel in Washington DC and they will also win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington... Read More »

Students Win Many Awards at Southeast Iowa Superconference Art Competition

Eight Maharishi School students came away with awards at the recent competitive art exhibition hosted by Southeastern Community College in Burlington. The competition is for high school students from 25 schools in eastern Iowa. "The students had submitted beautiful work, and I was very pleased with the judges' results," said Greg Thatcher, the students' art teacher,... Read More »

Greg Thatcher at Quad Cities International Airport Gallery

Greg Thatcher, Maharishi School Art Department Chair, will be showing his work along with three other Midwestern artists for the months of May and June at the airport gallery in Moline, Illinois. Greg was invited to submit works to the Quad Cities Arts Association last year and was subsequently chosen to exhibit his work. The gallery... Read More »

Winners From the Iowa Super Conference Art Show

Winners from the 2013 Southeast Iowa Super Conference Art Show held in March at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant have been announced. In addition to Maharishi School, works by student artists from  Pekin, Columbus, Highland, Iowa Mennonite, Lone Tree, Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, WACO, Wapello and Winfield-Mount Union high schools were on display. Winning artworks from Maharishi... Read More »

Greg Thatcher New Art Exhibition for Quad City in Spring

Greg Thatcher has stirred up publicity in England as well as in the States with his yew tree drawings. Dawn Wohlford-Metallo of the Quad City Arts Visual Arts Director has invited Thatcher to show his art in the Quad Cities Art Gallery. Thatcher said, “I was selected put work into a competitive tri- state exhibition at Augustana College... Read More »

Art Teacher Greg Thatcher Finds Inspiration in England

Maharishi School’s own Mr. Thatcher has become famous under England’s yew boughs. Greg travels overseas most summers to draw in St. Mary's Churchyard in Painswick, England. He sits with these ancient yews, and has discovered their visual language. This year, Britain’s Stroud News featured Thatcher’s work in an article. They note that he has been drawing... Read More »

Art Faculty Exhibit at Augustana College Art Museum

Maharishi School art faculty Greg Holland and Greg Thatcher have artwork featured in the 36th annual Rock Island Fine Art Exhibition. The competitive exhibition is co-sponsored by the Rock Island Art Guild and Augustana College Art Museum. The Juror Joseph Mella said, "This is a strong exhibition on all counts, one that reflects the innovative, creative... Read More »

Middle School Photo Exhibit at Iowa State Bank

A new exhibit of the recent work of Maharishi School photography students will open this Friday evening during Art Walk at the Iowa State Bank Gallery and continue there for two months. The exhibit includes from Greg Holland's Upper School Photo class, as well as the 7/ 8 grade students color photographs from Greg Thatcher’s classes.... Read More »

Students Win Best of Show, Top Awards at Southeast Iowa Superconference Art Competition

Maharishi School students won nine awards, including Best of Show, at the Southeast Iowa Superconference Art Competition at Iowa Wesleyan College, on April 5. Students from nineteen high schools in southeast Iowa spent part of the day in all things art-related while professional artists and instructors acted as muses to inspired their creativity. Carol Keller-Hein, one... Read More »

Student Photo Exhibit at Iowa State Bank

Iowa State Bank is hosting an exhibit of Maharishi School student photography. Over 100 color photographs were selected from work by our Middle School students, taught by Greg Thatcher, as well as over 30 black and white photos from the Upper School photography classes taught by Greg Holland. In addition, Maharishi School is sponsoring this year's... Read More »


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