Watching the EFLS Children’s Art progress from idea to fruition is a highly rewarding creative experience. It demonstrates the wonderful collaborative relationships among teachers, students, and parents at Point Road and Markham Place Schools. This year’s ideas were a creative collaboration of Meghan Dubois and Lisa Walsh and Point Road and Markham Place art teachers, Ms. Dvorak and Mrs. Lawlor.
Parent volunteers were welcomed into the pre-school and kindergarten classrooms. Pre-schoolers will be creating a collection of precious handprints. And Kindergarten students added their thumbprints as leaves on the tree of life. It was fun to watch each student select the colors for his/her thumbprint.
Under Ms. Dvorak’s tutelage, First Graders decorated vividly patterned fish of all colors to create a festive seascape; Second Graders designed their own fluttering butterflies which are gracefully displayed in a dramatic shadowbox; Third Graders exquisitely expressed something they love on hand-decorated hearts; and Fourth Graders drew fabulous, quirky, and charming self-portraits.
Mrs. Lawlor inspired and advised the Markham Place students to create inspiring and unique pieces of art. Fifth Graders designed their own puzzle pieces which come together to form a beautiful puzzle reminiscent of folk art; Sixth Graders created personal mantras in their own custom digital color resulting in a colorful and motivating piece of word art; using their netbooks, Seventh Graders took selfies and modified them to look like Warhol prints; and Eighth Graders used Mr. Platt’s fingerprint as a map for writing their names and inspirational words.
The EFLS Children’s Art Committee, including Meghan Dubois, Dina Scalzo, Carole Rogers and Lisa Walsh, sends a big thank you to photographer Nicole Martin for dedicating her time to photograph each grade’s finished project. In addition, Nicole created a professional print of our Third Grade “My Favorite Things” project so the final piece is reduced from poster-size to an easy-to-hang 16”x20”.
BID EARLY! If you’re interested in bidding before the March 6th EFLS event, BidPal makes it easy for parents and even grandparents and family living afar to bid on this original art. We invite you to view the creativity of our Point Road and Markham Place students and show your support by bidding on your child’s art today.
Carole Rogers and Lisa Walsh, EFLS Children’s Art Committee
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