Our classrooms have enjoyed having PTO volunteers come in and teach an Art Adventure lesson. Art Adventure is a program where a reproduction of a Master artwork is shown and discussed with the class. The presentation ends by guiding the class through a brief hands-on activity designed to reinforce the concepts that were discussed.
Girls in party dresses and boys sporting ties greeted hundreds of guests recently during the opening night of the Hawthorn School District 73 Art Show held at the Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills. About 375 students in grades kindergarten through eighth were selected to showcase their media ranging from acrylic, tempera and watercolor painting, drawing with various pencils, pastels, oil pastels, craypa, chalk, pen and ink, marker, colored pencil, computer graphics, paper weaving and assorted mixed media. Even some of the art teachers showcased their talent for public viewing. The Art Show runs through Saturday, April 4. A few of the select artists represented include Gustav Klimt, Keith Haring, Georgia O’Keefe, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse.