Art Room News

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Hopefully the students have mentioned the mural project to you by now.  This years 5th grade students are currently designing a mural that will be 8×10 and will be displayed on a stairwell landing inside the building.

They have chosen to make the theme of their mural “Life long learning in Des Moines”  They have included many of the learning opportunites people have to take advantage of in the Des Moines area like the area universities, science center, art center, botanical center, historical society and so on.

Dave Diers, a local businessman has taken it upon himself to raise the funds from local businesses and purchase the supplies for this project.  Annie Gastor will will be the artist working with the students on the PAINTING DAY!   PTA has also agreed to provide cool drinks  for the students on the painting day.

Painting day is Saturday May 5th (following Saturday if we have “weather”)  I believe we are going to paint from 8:30am – 2pm.  I know students have many activities they are involved in and may not be able to attend paint day at all or only for a little while.  I hope I am letting you know about the dates in advance so they can some and participate for at least an hour.

I am making a sign up sheet once you know when your student can come paint that day, your student can sign up for their block of time,  They can stay from one to two hours (I would not encourage more than 3 hours unless painting is their life)  I am asking for 10-15 students each hour.  During their time they will mix colors, paint, and clean brushes.

They should NOT wear anything new.  This paint WILL stain their clothing. I would suggest ponytails for longer hair.  I would even put a piece of plastic or a towel on the seat of the for when you pick them up… just in case.

Parents, this is a community art project – that means you are welcome to stay and paint a little or a lot as well.  You do not have to just drop your kid off and leave them, please feel free to join in the fun!  

If you have any questions please let me know.  As always, thank you for your support!