Elementary Artists Feature a Lot of Snow in Exhibit

Feb. 13, 2017 ~ Winter scenes ranging from snowmen to rosy cheeks and mittens are a popular topic in the current art exhibit in the Education Center, 14160 Black Bob Road, Olathe.

The exhibit, filled with hundreds of 2-D and 3-D artwork, will continue through March 2 and the public is encouraged to visit the Education Center to enjoy the creativity of these students. A reception to meet the artists will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.

In addition to the Education Center display, student artwork can be viewed in the Instructional Resource Center, 14090 Black Bob; the Food Production Center, 14140 Black Bob; and the North Lindenwood Support Center, 315 N. Lindenwood.

After spring break, the Education Center will host an exhibit of artwork by district high school students.

girl in hat and mittens artwork

Brinley Wheeland and her classmates at Forest View Elementary School learned about relief printmaking from art teacher Allison Mangold. They paid special attention to the facial proportions to make sure their eyes, nose and mouth were in the right place in the self-portraits.

two cardinals on a branch artwork Scarborough Elementary School art teacher Katie Montague read “Lewis Cardinal’s First Winter” to Macy Miller and her classmates before they began this art project. Students added texture to the brown paper “tree branch” using crayons, and then tore the edges of the paper for even more effect.
snowman and house artwork

Snow landscapes were the assignment art teacher Kristie Jeffers gave to her students at Heatherstone Elementary School. Tara Cook planned her scene to include a snowman and house, then used paper and scissors to create cut-paper collages.

dancing snowman artwork

At Harmony Early Childhood Center, Noah Jackson made a melted snowman after hearing the book “Snowmen at Night.” Art teacher Denise Heideman talked with students about how their snowmen might change shape after they’re built and what a snowman might do while the children are sleeping.

Photos by Marlene Colgan