West Vine Street School and the Sensory Garden Committee hosted “Art in the Garden” on Wednesday, May 23 in the school’s community garden. The first-ever event showcased artwork from students in kindergarten, first and second grades. Throughout the day, students, parents and families toured the garden and viewed the artwork.
Art teacher Chris Julius shared examples from famous artists like Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh and students shared how they were inspired by nature.
There was much to see: kindergarten classes created clay birds that featured other 3-D elements like feathers and beads, while the first graders’ ceramic pinch pots were on display, in many colors and shapes. The second grade classes displayed their “fairy houses”, which incorporated recycled materials plus tree bark, twigs and other natural resources. Second graders also showcased their ceramic turtles and rabbits. The kindergarten and first graders added to the decorations by creating paper birds and pennant flags that were visible throughout the garden.