01/23/14 This year at Riverside Intermediate School in Plymouth a group of sixth grade students from the Comets and Stars teams spent the second nine weeks of SOAR in the Art room. This new class, SOAR with Art, is designed for those students who are not in band or choir as an extra art enrichment. Students discovered new artists, discussed contemporary art, and developed their own individual projects.
Each student chose a topic, designed a project, and completed the piece in time for an end of the nine weeks gallery display. The subject of the artwork was completely up to the student and ranged from endangered animals to roller coasters. One student photographed everyday objects and created a collage in Photoshop while
Some used paint and colored pencil, others clay and cardboard, while a few produced their work digitally. One student, inspired by contemporary artist Tara Donovan, constructed an entire owl using hundreds of painted pins, twine, and foam.
Anthony Humes with his truck and trailer made out of Legos
Scarlet Gibson with her owl made out of foam, pins, and twine
Students participating in the art show: Scarlet Gibson, Anthony Humes, Brian Licona, Taylor Dickson, Hardy Chapman, Karla Sanchez Tochimani, Lukas DeCavitch, Perla Leanos, Noemi Leanos, Hannah Miles, Alexis Ramirez, Kelsey Kowaleski, Alexis Dalton, Quincey Hess, Devon Hess, Ricky Butterworth, Meghan Ankney, Lakeland Strain, Emanuel Lopez-Solis