Older and younger students collaborate on art projects and fun for the holiday season ...

Prior to the recent holiday break, Waukon High School and Middle School Art students under the instruction of Carlyn Lechtenberg invited classrooms at West Elementary School in Waukon over to view their art room, artwork and a life-size gingerbread house (pictured above) that students in sixth-12th grades collaboratively built in the last weeks of the first semester in their free time as they finished projects early. The students were also invited to create a small, festive art project with high school students as their helpers (pictured in the photos at center and below).

For the high school students, the collaboration was called “Critiques with Cocoa and Crafts”, and for the elementary students it was “Run, run as fast as you can zoom... the gingerbread man is waiting in the art room”. Lechtenberg’s art classes led the following projects with the elementary students: Sculpture class assisted in making pipe cleaner ornaments, Foundations class helped with chalk lights, Ceramics class made salt dough ornaments, Crafts class helped with tree embellishments, and Middle School classes guided holiday grid drawings. Submitted photos.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet