Escalon Stu­dents Tap Into Artis­tic Side For Show

Escalon Times - - NEWS - By MARG JACKSON mjack­son@escalon­times.com

An an­nual event, the Arts Alive stu­dent show­case once again high­lighted the artis­tic ta­lent of stu­dents at all grade lev­els within the Escalon Uni­fied School District.

Staged in the old gym last week, there were en­tries from Pre-K to se­niors in high school, with this year’s theme be­ing “Pat­terns in Na­ture.”

And whether it was the monarch but­ter­flies cre­ated by Mrs. Bartelink’s and Mrs. Panero’s sec­ond graders at Dent, or the zen­doo­dles by Mrs. Nas­sano’s Col­legeville sec­ond grade class, there was plenty to see and en­joy.

An Open House on Wednesday night of­fered the com­mu­nity the chance to come in and view the stu­dent art­work as well and or­ga­niz­ers said they were very pleased with the art­work and the flow of classes com­ing in to visit the ex­hibit and take part in the hand­son art ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the week. There was but­ton mak­ing, spin art, face paint­ing, mask dec­o­rat­ing, col­or­ing and more, with a steady stream of stu­dents com­ing in through­out the week. Older stu­dent vol­un­teers helped, along with some adult chap­er­ones, at the var­i­ous art sta­tions.

Farm­ing­ton, Gate­way Academy, Col­legeville, Van Allen, Dent, and El Por­tal all had trips sched­uled for stu­dents to view the art­work and cre­ate pieces on site to take home.

TIMES PHO­TOS BY MARG JACKSON

Young artists en­joy the chance to make per­son­al­ized but­tons at one of the sta­tions set up dur­ing the an­nual Arts Alive event on the high school cam­pus.

Al­ways a pop­u­lar hands-on art ac­tiv­ity, ele­men­tary stu­dents splash some colors on to the spin art ma­chines to make one-of-akind pieces.

Vis­i­tors to the Arts Alive event look over and point out some of their fa­vorite pieces on dis­play.

A roller coaster set up in the cen­ter of the old gym was one of the cen­ter­pieces, as was a wooden toi­let that got quite a bit of at­ten­tion from the young stu­dents pass­ing by dur­ing the stu­dent art show­case.

The fourth/fifth grade class of Ms. Par­rish at Farm­ing­ton Ele­men­tary had th­ese color­ful tur­tles on dis­play for the Arts Alive show­case event.

Face paint­ing was one of the fea­tured art sta­tions set up in the old gym on the Escalon High School cam­pus last week for the Arts Alive event.

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