Local masterpieces unveiled at Colden school’s moving up ceremony
The fifth grade students work on a collaborative research project every year, investigating an artist, developing a slide show presentation about that artist and creating a piece of art they refer to as their “masterpiece,” inspired by the artist that they studied.
Teachers and staff members choose two of those pieces of art to receive an honor. One piece of art resides in the superintendent’s office for a year and the other is hung in the main hall outside the Colden Elementary office for seven years. Every year, during the fifth grade moving up ceremony, a sixth grade student and a graduating senior and former alumni of Colden Elementary return to reclaim his or her artwork.
Brooke Reed returned to Colden to take her painted rendition of Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” home. Returning sixth grader McKenzie Brown was recognized for her pastel reproduction of Paul Cezanne’s “Mont Sainte-Victoire.”
This year’s fifth grade honorees were Dakota Coleman and Savanna Cherven. Dakota’s pastel reproduction of Edgar Degas’ “The Star, Dancer on Stage” will hang in the superintendent’s office until next year’s moving up ceremony. Savanna’s tempera paint reproduction of Claude Monet’s “The Japanese Bridge” will hang in the hallway at CES for the next seven years.
“We congratulate these very creative and talented young artists,” said art teacher Kristin Jaeger.