Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School students are learning about various techniques, master artists, landscapes, insects and animals as they work to create their own beautiful drawings, which will be transformed into memorable keepsakes with the help of the PTA.
During their art classes with teachers Cara Buonconsiglio and Treewolf West, the school’s kindergarten students are learning about landscapes and the work created by artist Georges Seurat, while others are learning how to draw teddy bears. The first-graders are learning how to incorporate texture and rubbing techniques when drawing animals and butterflies, while second-graders are learning to create enlarged objects by mirroring the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. After speaking about the different elements of art, each student created original artwork based on their grade level’s theme.
Once completed, the drawings will be transformed into stickers by the Square 1 Art program. Each student will receive a sheet of keepsake stickers and families will have the chance to purchase the art on additional products. Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund programs provided in the school, such as PARP, visiting authors and other student activities.
Information and photo provided by Jennifer Kuefner, Syntax.