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Fountain Green Elementary fourth-graders (left to right) Paitlyn Mahedy, Kaylese Cook, McKinlee Roach, Maci Madsen and Hattie Corry say they love the school's art specials and showing off their masterpieces. - Daniela Vazquez / Messenger photo

Fountain Green Elementary fourth-graders (left to right) Paitlyn Mahedy, Kaylese Cook, McKinlee Roach, Maci Madsen and Hattie Corry say they love the school’s art specials and showing off their masterpieces. – Daniela Vazquez / Messenger photo

 

Fountain Green students show off creative expression in art projects

 

Daniela Vazquez

Staff writer

12-1-2016

 

FOUNTAIN GREEN—Creative expression is something Fountain Green Elementary teacher Selena Shelly believes kids should explore and has implemented a weekly event for kids to do just that.

Shelly heads the art department at the school and holds art specials every Monday for kids in kindergarten through sixth-grade.

For the last week of November, kids painted abstract pieces with colorful flowers. Inscribed on the stems of flowers is a variety of poems the students learned during that art session, such as “A Bed in the Leaves” by Marian Kennedy.

Each week a different group of students gets to create a “masterpiece,” which ties into other forms of literature and creative arts. Afterward, the art is displayed on a dedicated “art wall” for everyone who passes to enjoy.