Artworks fill the halls of Lamar Twp. Elementary School
SALONA - The students at Lamar Township Elementary School worked very seriously this year in art classes, continuing to learn about art and get better at making all different forms of it.
The end result is a lot of high-quality art projects. And in order to show off their talents to their families and the public, an art show was held at the school.
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Top, Renovo Potter Tom Kerstetter shows students how to throw a pot. Above left, Lamar Art Teacher Jennifer Crum-Wilson and student Austin Probst stand in front of student work. Above left, MIchael Barner and Ryan Conklin pose in front of their pictures. At left, students and their family members admire student drawings. Below, Lucas Conklin and Cora Winters make ice cream at the science fair.
The student-artists prepared a large collection of awesome artworks created over the past few months by learning to mount or frame the pieces, and then neatly label the artworks for display.
Several students even designed an invitation with their art teacher, Jennifer Wilson. The vast collection of artworks - created by all students, Kindergarten through grade five, was available in the evening of April 30 for parents and the public.
Artworks filled the halls of the school, turning the school into what some students referred to as being 'like a museum'.
Featured artworks made by the students included:
r Third and fourth graders - Impressionistic Acrylic Paintings on Canvas and Modernized Watercolor Mona Lisas.
r First and second graders - Printed Collaged, Mixed-Media Designs and Storytelling Tempera Paintings.
r Fifth graders - Claes Oldenburg-inspired Cheeseburger Clay Sculptures and Observational Study Animal Depictions.
r Kindergarten students - Starry Night Landscapes made with oil pastels and glitter glue.
All artwork remains on display in the school for next few weeks.
There was also a special display of art made by students outside of school. The students were encouraged to bring in work made in their homes to be on exhibition, to show value for all kinds of children's art. There were no awards for the student artwork in the show, however, all students will be receiving participation certificates from Mrs. Wilson to honor their hard work and effort put forth this year.
A popular event for the evening featured artist, Tom Kerstetter, a retired physical education teacher, who demonstrated his talent of throwing pottery on a clay wheel. Guests were very interested to watch his techniques making pottery and see his fine examples on display in the art room. There was also a fun movie playing, featuring Sesame Street going to an art museum.
It was a great night for the art show, as the annual Science Fair was ongoing in the gymnasium as the same time, offering many students and their families to attend both events.