Student Artwork Hangs at Deer Path Art Gallery

Students dress the part of their biography subject.


Shari Driscoll, art teacher at School of St. Mary Primary Grade Center, noted the following student artwork was chosen to be on display at the Gorton Community Center where the Deer Path Art League Gallery is celebrating National Youth Art Month with a special student exhibit. Third grade: Mary Kathryn Peters- "Blue Dog on Monet's Bridge"; Kelly McCaskey- decorative mask inspired by many cultures and Kevin Hughs - "Wolf" ceramic tile trivet.  Second grade: Jake Milliman - Japanese Sumi-e brush painting and John Michael Talanges - abstract watercolor painting. First grade: Eamon Ryan - floral still life inspired by van Gogh's "Sunflowers"; Maya Crecos -"Lilacs" acrylic on canvas and Sophia Murray - Fall Trees. Fifteen schools participated. The artwork will be available to the public for viewing now through April 2.


First graders in teacher Jennifer Kendall's class presented animal riddles to their parents and friends during Catholic Schools Week.The students researched their animal using kid-safe sites on their iPads. Next, they composed a riddle and drew a picture of the animal. Then, they used the pictures on the iPads to create their illustration. Lastly, the children drafted the riddles and illustration, reviewed their research, and created a final draft to be presented.


Each third grade student prepared a biography report which summarized the life of a famous or well-remembered person and presented them to their classmates, parents and other family members during Catholic Schools Week. Students first chose a biography book to read during the month of December. Using information from their selected source, they wrote a one-to two-page report in the third person. Additionally, students composed a two-to three-minute first person speech on index cards. For the actual speech, students traded in their school uniforms for clothing that would allow them the opportunity to transform into the famous person and share “their” life story.


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