Contact: Allison Kaufman
October 10, 2011
BYRON CENTER STUDENTS PUT ART
SKILLS ON DISPLAY AT KENT ISD
GRAND RAPIDS – Traditional art from Byron Center Public Schools artists is now on view at Kent ISD. Watercolor, cut paper, oil pastel, torn paper, digital art, sharpie, and more can be viewed in the lobby at 2930 Knapp NE during business hours.
The artwork comes from students in grades 1-8 from Brown Elementary, Countryside Elementary, Nickels Intermediate and West Middle School. Instructors Janine Campbell, Jon LaBeau, Jamie Kosmicki and Molly Marshall help students explore traditional principles of design, a variety of materials and art’s connection to everyday life.
fosters the development of essential skills for productive members of
society including fine motor skills, creative problem solving, higher
order thinking, and the observations they reflect” said teacher Janine
Campbell. This year students have studied different aspects of Wassily
Kandinsky, Polish Wycinanki, Picasso, Chuck Close and Celtic-inspired
mixed media works. Byron Center Public Schools provides a comprehensive
and sequential visual arts program that meets the needs of all students
by building visual literacy and fostering creative skills through
producing, analyzing and comparing art media. See more artwork from
Byron Center students online at https://sites.google.com/a/bcpsk12.net/nickels-visual-art/ and http://bcwmsart.weebly.com/.