EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 27, 2013

Library showcases student artwork

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HAMPSTEAD Hampstead Academy invites parents, students, friends and the surrounding community to view student artwork currently on exhibit at Hampstead Public Library.

Students’ artwork will be on display through the end of April at the library at 9 Mary E. Clark Drive during normal library hours. Visit hampstead.lib.nh.us for times.

Students have diligently worked to create different pieces that are reflections of how the school curriculum educates the whole child.

Art teachers Nicole Ferola and Brooke Boncher work closely with classroom teachers to incorporate classroom lessons and themes, as well as a school-wide oceanography theme, into the art lessons.

Two to three pieces of art were selected per grade, kindergarten through eighth grade, to be showcased. The artwork chosen explores many mediums, art concepts, skilled techniques and inspiration from some great art historians.

The exhibit includes handmade puppets that correspond to the fifth-graders’ study of famous Americans. Students chose a significant figure in American history to research. Art teachers then guided the students to create handmade puppets in the likeness of that historical figure.

Head to the library to view winter cardinal scenes, monochromatic portraits, George O’Keefe-inspired abstract sea creatures and Van Gogh sunflower collages.