Walker Elementary displays students' works for art show (GALLERY)

Published: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 06:41 PM.

"Many (parents) have said that they felt that their children were artists and they never got to participate in the visual arts," principal Jeanine Kirkland. "This has been a wonderful beginning for us and we want to keep it going."

The school introduced the art program at the beginning of this school year, following Harris’s hiring.

Harris teaches a class from each grade level for 40 minutes a week.

"We cover the whole art spectrum (including) drawing, coloring and painting," she said.

Some of the classes have started working with papier-mâché. Recently, all eight kindergarten classes collaborated to create a large pairing of papier-mâchéhearts displayed at the show.

Parents have donated recycled items, including egg cartons and discarded paper towel rolls, to support the program. The class can use these items to create art.

"One thing I teach my kids is that you can find art in anything — and we will — which will be fun." Harris said.

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