Celebrating Holidays Through Art

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Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School students got into the holiday spirit by creating original versions of traditional decorations.

After reading the book “Gingerbread Friends,” by Jan Brett, first-grade students drew two-dimensional gingerbread houses. With the help of art teacher Laura Goelz, the students incorporated the lessons they had learned on patterns and basic architecture to design their own individual structures. They embellished the drawings with a variety of details before adding a dusting of “snow.”  

Additionally, kindergarten classes created candy canes full of sparkle, and second-graders designed colorful holiday lights. All of the students’ artwork lined the corridors in the building just before the holiday break.