Kentucky Arts Council Artist Molly Eric is working with students at all five OPS elementary schools to create a decoupage canvas based on a book the students read. Decoupage is a term used to describe the craft of decorating objects with paper cut-outs. v
Each elementary school chose a different book to read, then to bring to life in the form of a multi-faceted piece of art.
“This project-based learning celebrates the OPS literacy initiative and is a great example of the arts making learning memorable for our students,” said Tom Stites, OPS fine arts coordinator.
This is the second year Molly Eric has worked with OPS elementary students. Last year, they created a large-scale art project celebrating Kentucky that currently hangs in the OPS central office stairway.
“OPS is a mecca when it comes to providing art opportunities for students. Whether it’s the visual arts or the performing arts, OPS truly does believe in every art for every child,” said Molly Eric, Kentucky Arts Council artist.
So far, Eric has worked with Estes students. They recently finished reading “The Polar Express” and created a decoupage canvas depicting author Chris Van Allsburg and some imagery from the book. Eric also already visited Sutton Elementary School. Below is Eric’s schedule for the rest of the elementary schools.
Jan. 30-31- 1-3 p.m. – Cravens
Feb. 1-2 – 1-3 p.m. – Newton Parrish
Feb. 8-9 – 1-3 p.m. – Foust
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