K-1 students are grouped into four habitats representing forest, marsh, meadow, and garden. In conjunction with their study of these habitats, students recently created elements for a community mural.
Each habitat focused on a season: the meadow in winter, the marsh in spring, the garden in summer, and the forest in fall. Students created animals in their classrooms and painted in the art studio (Community Art takes place once a week and is a collaboration between visual arts and the classroom curriculum).
The grand finale was an art opening. The completed four-piece mural was revealed, treats were served, and string music was provided by Andy Happel and senior Morgan Peppe. Students learned that an opening is an opportunity to celebrate artwork!