Frisco ISD fifth graders at Newman Elementary enjoyed a visit from local guest artists for a hands-on demonstration to create a three-dimensional project.
The artists, who represented the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, were brought to the campus through a local neighborhood development, Hollyhock, which feeds into Newman.
“It was wonderful and so generous,” said art teacher Amy Coffee whose students did a plaster of Paris project with the guest artists.
Coffee explained that the students got to talk to the artists and learn about their styles of work. The students used the knowledge they learned about creative expression to explore new mediums to create original three dimensional, relief paintings. They learned a two- step project which involved dipping flowers into plaster, letting them dry and the final steps involved attaching the flowers to a canvas and adding a design for the background.
The Hollyhock community has also donated sketchbooks to the kindergarten art students at Newman.
Frisco ISD welcomes partners who provide manpower and supplies to enhance the educational experience at any school.
“Our neighborhood organizations can make a tremendous contribution to campus life,” said Allison Miller, Partners in Education director for Frisco ISD.
Communities, organizations, businesses and civic groups who wish to work with FISD schools are urged to contact Miller or Jenna Benabe, the District’s community outreach liaison, for more information. Both are located at the Frisco ISD Administration Building.