On Wednesday, Mrs. Whittaker's first-grade class and Ms. Hadskey's third-grade class enjoyed a different kind of art experience when guest speaker Charlotte Albertson stopped by their classrooms.
Drawing on the inspiration of contemporary British sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy, the students took a trip to the great outdoors - whether that was on campus or in their backyard at home - to find inspiration in nature and design outdoor art installations. Mrs. Albertson, who serves as the Director of Development and Community Engagement at Lausanne, shared a short geography lesson in the United Kingdom and a few examples of Goldsworthy's work to inspire the students.
The students were excited to work outdoors in the open air and learn about the many colors, shapes and textures found in the world around them.
"I wanted the students to realize that no matter where you are or what you are doing, you can find and create art anywhere," said Mrs. Albertson. "It was also a great exercise in problem-solving, as they could only work with what they could find. I hope this helps encourage each student to continue to seek out art inspiration in the world around them."