Birds as descendants of the dinosaurs inspired the idea of
"Dino-Soar." Months of research, design, drawing and painting
brought this Tyrannosaurus rex to life as a work of
art and a fulfillment of community. Students and faculty of
Winchester Thurston School collaborated on the dinosaur they
affectionately call "Trixie, the W-T Rex." Lower School students
investigated specific birds and presented sketches to a design
team. Upper School students created the overall dino design
and helped to draw the intricate puzzle of wings. Working
tail and moving toward the head, the artists created an exquisite
collage of 400 individual birds and other winged creatures.
The attention to detail in each painted image results in an
overall piece that is spectacular to behold.
Winchester Thurston, a college preparatory, coeducational
K-12 independent school, operates two campuses—an urban
city campus in Shadyside and a rural seven-acre North Hills
Campus. Through its rigorous and engaging program, WT encourages
students to develop independent
thinking, a lifelong love of learning, and a commitment to
community service. The school is home to an award-winning
visual arts program.