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Grandview students work on their own art show

 

May 26, 2009



Pittsburgh Grandview K-5 Elementary School showcased student achievement through the visual arts and celebrating students' creative expression with its second annual school wide student art exhibit May 7-21.

Principal Dr. Ethel Flam said the opening was well attended by more than 200 students, parents and grandparents. Grandview art teacher, Joanne Hattrup, had groups of students demonstrating hands on art techniques using clay, paint, and wire in an interactive setting in the art room.

Students and their families had an opportunity to view the art with student guides many who were dressed like artists.

During the display, Pittsburgh Grandview K-5 Elementary opened its doors to the public to view a collection of more than 100 self portraits, wire sculptures, paintings, underwater collages, mobiles, and clay sculptures. The show was a collaboration of work from Pittsburgh Grandview students in kindergarten through fifth grade as well as a collection of work from the Brashear's Allentown Extended Day Camp, under the direction of Jennifer Harding.

The Extended Day Camp ran after the school day for 30 weeks and included several art units, and the students' efforts are now currently showcased in Grandview school.

Questions or comments should be directed to Joanne Hattrup who can be reached at jhattrup1@pghboe.net or 412-488-6605, or Jennifer Harding who can be reached at jharding@brashearassoc iation.org or 412-431-2236. The Allentown Extended Day Camp was made possible by donations from the Williams V & Catherine A McKinney Charitable Foundation and the Pennsylvania Neighborhood Partnership Program. The Brashear Association is a United Way Agency.

 

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