Altmar Elementary School students in kindergarten and fourth grades teamed up to work on a cooperative Art and English Language Arts project recently when other grades were out of the school building on field trips.
Tables were set up on the playground.
Leftover art supplies were gathered for use in the project, which was the brainchild of art teacher Donna O’Hara.
Supplies that were destined to be tossed in the trash, such as scraps of ribbon, leftover fabric pieces and paints that would not be usable after the summer were utilized to allow the creativity of the teams of artists come to life on the blank canvas.
Each fourth grader and kindergarten partner worked cooperatively together to decide on a design for their banner which was made from old sheets and tablecloths.
The white canvases were soon filled with bright paint colors and adorned with ribbons and shapes cut from scrap materials on the art carts.
Following the hour of artistic creativity the students partnered once again to write a story about their time together working on the art projects.