This is Kalen at the gallery this week. The fourth graders at Central Park were able to work alongside a local artist named Micah Mullen and produce beautiful pieces of artwork. Each unique landscape painting reflected what Mullen had been teaching them, of course, with the help of our amazing school art teacher, Lucia.
Kalen and his fellow students were encouraged to pick a piece of landscape/natural area at Hanging Rock State Park when they took a field trip there recently, then they would paint it. Mullen worked with them to make their background first, then add the larger focal points.
I love that this project took time and the process was truly the most beautiful part. The kids were so proud to display their work at the gallery that was set up for them at our school. At the tables, the kids had notebooks in front of their work for folks to come by and comment on their work. Cash, one of Kalen’s friends, is pictured here commenting in Kalen’s book.