Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Art 'a Loan

Three of our very talented East Jackson elementary students were selected last Spring to have their artwork be a part of the Art 'a Loan Program. There was artwork submitted from over 30 schools in Jackson County. 59 pieces were selected by a jury and professionally framed. The artwork was exhibited in October, 2007 at the Ella Sharp Museum. The Art 'a Loan pieces have been rented for one year to community businesses, corporations, colleges and universities and other art patrons to be on display to the public. We are excited to have our three students be a part of this great program and I plan to submit more artwork this May for the 2008 exhibit this Fall.
Congratulations to Alicia, Ankur and Payton!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Colorful Castles

Using templates made from wooden blocks, our second grade students created these fabulous colorful castles. The students first traced the blocks to build their towers with pencils. Then pressing hard with their crayons, they outlined and added designs to each block. They made these extra colorful with some watercolor paint and then painted the background with special gold paint to make them glow.