Lyman Hall Elementary school hosted an evening with the arts Tuesday, March 13 in the school cafeteria.
Family art night, an arts advocacy function, allowed students and parents to view showcased student artwork and spend time together making their own wearable art pieces.
Art teacher Brittany Nearhoof exhibited sculpture hats, decorative masks and lip puppets. As guests entered the cafeteria, they stopped first at the “dress up Mona Lisa” station, where children took turns putting cut-out accessories, such as hats and glasses, on an enlarged version of Da Vinci’s famous painting.
The refreshment area featured primary-color drinks, and a graffiti wall offered attendees the opportunity to let their creative juices flow. Visiting artists Brenna and Joshua Baluh displayed a collection of their professional drawings.
Parent involvement coordinator Lavonia Lecounte encouraged families to spend time at home working on art projects together.
Art is a great avenue for enhancing problem-solving skills, critical thinking and making connections in the core curriculum, Nearhoof said.