Escalon Students Tap Into Artistic Side For Show
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.
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.