Students from Wrightstown Elementary were selected to display artwork in an exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Twelve sixth graders were selected to take part in the display.
The exhibit, called Education in Action: Art and Nature will be on display through Dec. 16 in the hallway of the museum’s Education Wing. The exhibit showcases the students’ work inspired by art and nature.
The Wrightstown students with artwork in the exhibit are: Craig Oros, Jaden Schoenfeld, Jessie Liang, Anna Ridkodim, Max Naticchia, Connie Yoon, Lexi Zubler, Mia Tomlinson, Kirstin O’Donnell, Elizabeth Hartley, Akhil Bolisetti, and Paul Smoot.
“The students’ drawings are naturalistic, realistic and full of details,” according to a press release from the school. “Some of the natural objects students drew were plants, seashells, twigs, pine cones, dried starfish, ears of Indian corn, flowers and feathers.”
Some of the drawings were done in colored pencil, but most were done in black ink.
Art teacher Suzanne AuBuchon was played a big part in getting the students involved in the program. Over the summer, she took a course at the Museum. The theme was art and nature and at the end of the course, the Art Museum’s Education Department invited teachers to submit students’ work from projects done in school that were inspired by the course and the natural world.
This story is a summary of one published on the Newtown Patch. The original can be read here.