Easter egg painting with Arts for the Schools
March 17, 2010
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Something wonderful happened in fourth grade classes at Glenshire Elementary, and continues to happen in other classes across the district.
Cathee St. Clair, a local artist, conducted three-week egg painting workshops resulting in masterpiece eggs and poems by students. With two hours of hands-on learning at each session, students hold and learn about all different kinds of eggs and#8212; platypus, ostrich, alligator, gecko and pigeon to name a few.
Students learn drawing techniques, egg blowing and egg painting, and the workshop also included the art of storytelling and its reflections of culture and learning. St. Clair has created a deep, rich curriculum, and with her unique energy and calm demeanor, she is able to do something pretty spectacular and#8212; elicit patience, planning, concentration, and self control in 25 fourth graders. Not an easy feat! But the results are truly works of art, and students of all abilities shine. Thank you, Cathee, for sharing your gifts! Thanks also goes out to Arts for the Schools for funding St. Clair’s workshops and#8212; great things can happen when public schools and our community get together!
The children’s eggs and poems will be on display from March 8-25 at the Truckee Community Recreation Center.
If you would like more information about Arts for the Schools, please contact Executive Director Raine Howe at 582-8278.
and#8212; Stephanie Bacon, Glenshire Elementary School