Seventh Grade Explores the Art of Food

ARTWORK BY KENZIE KIM ’26, GRACE GAO ’26, ANISHA HORNE ’26, AUDREY CROWDER ’26, ERIC CAO ’26, MAX BARTOLO ’26 AND TATE DUENSING ’26 // PHOTO BY SARAH JANE TART

Middle Schoolers stretched their creative muscles in the newly opened Arts & World Languages Center in all sorts of ways this spring. They even dabbled in the art of food — making art that looks like real food, that is.

“Food has been a topic in art forever because it’s important to our world,” Middle School art teacher Fran Savarin said. Seventh-graders learned about the Japanese art of Sampuru, creating plastic foods that look real, and then took a turn making their own with clay. Out of the kiln came popcorn, pie and so many delectable treats that you have to take a second look to know they arenʼt edible.