The girls’ artwork is current on exhibition at the Saco Museum. We visited yesterday morning. It was our first time at the museum.
Hayley made a stuffed fish in her art class. It’s isn’t a fish you could filet and eat for dinner. Nor could it swim in the ocean. It’s mostly made of paper. They drew with oil crayons over the paint. With the red crayon Hayley made lipstick. Then they cut out fish shapes, stapled the edges together and stuffed them with newspaper.
Jenna’s art teacher, Mrs. Noble, had Jenna’s class make self-portraits for the museum exhibition. Jenna chose the fabric for her shirt because she likes birds and nature. They used paint for the background. Jenna made the mouth small because she doesn’t shout or smile with her teeth showing. She chose long brown hair to match her own. She said to me, “I like putting style into my artwork.”
Skye’s art teacher, Mrs. Digregorio, read a book titled “The Fairy House” about a girl who makes a fairy house out of materials she find in nature. Mrs. Digregorio had the fourth graders make their own fairy houses. The materials for Skye’s project were partially gathered from our back woods. Skye’s fairy house has two fairy-size beds, a table with chairs and a spear.