The Wilson School hosted its first Family Art Event on Saturday, February 27. The theme for the event was "Celebrating Community, Compassion and Collaboration."
Special guests included Doodlestones creator Bryan Payne and author Carol S. Klein who read her book “Painting for Peace in Ferguson” in the Innovation Room while the pages were projected on the school's unique immersion wall, comprised of 18 flat screens.
Wilson students helped Syrian refugees by making pinwheels. For each finished pinwheel, the Bezos Family Foundation donated $2 to the International Rescue Committee’s Healing Classroom Program benefiting Syrian youth.
Cbabi Bayoc, a painter specializing in depicting African American fathers with their children, worked on a piece in progress. Bayoc served as this year's Wilson School visiting artist. During his week with the students, they explored his painting technique using acrylic paints. Pre-kindergarten through first grade students created images of birds, while second through sixth grade students painted portraits. All the work completed with Bayoc was on display for the Family Art Event.
Thank you to art teachers Diane Signor and Mary Beth Tipton for organizing the event.
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