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Art, library collaboration at Fairgrieve

A collaboration of art and library time at Fairgrieve Elementary School prompted fifth-graders to create colorful three-dimensional architectural masterpieces.
Beginning in art teacher Kelly Allen’s classroom, students studied Paul Klee, a Swiss-German artist whose artwork shows multiple movements. The fifth-graders focused on Cubism and Klee’s piece called “Castle and the Sun,” which utilized bright shapes of various color. They learned that shapes can be combined to make new shapes and used tangrams to physically layout ideas for their artwork. Students then created two-dimensional mixed media architectural design using geometric shapes.
Upon completion of the art project, students spent an entire class in the library with librarian Barb Senecal, who guided them as they utilized Legos to create three-dimensional architectural sculptures. All Lego creations were formed in a designated amount of time, as the students used the following skills: collaboration, teamwork, problem-solving and perseverance.
Pictured, from left, are students: Liam Crandall, Savannah Mirabito, Gage Brown and Naomi Vincent, who worked together on a Lego project.




Brian Pulvino, Superintendent
129 Curtis Street
Fulton, New York 13069
Phone: (315) 593-5500

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