Rainforests of the World at Red River Elementary

More than art is how Shiela Davis described the week long art camp at Red River Elementary School. Davis is the STEM teacher and she told The Journal a lot more went into their art camp.

Davis said the theme was “Rainforests of the world” and the students studied math, science and other disciplines in addition to drawing, shading, painting and working with other media. Davis said, “There were math problems and conversions as we explored tigers.  The kids wanted to know how far they could jump.  They found it was about 25 feet.”

“We went through every aspect of a rainforest,” said Davis “as we learned how to blend colors.  We learned how to work with clay.  There was 3-D writing and perspective and water colors and more.”

Hanna Cannon, Kyndal Tilley, Chelsey Kellogg and Kassie Jones displayed the projects they were working on from sketching to use of water colors.  Gunner Tong said his picture was “Critters of the Rainforest” and his brother Brody Tong created the “Baby Gorilla.”  Gunner is in seventh and Brody is in fourth grade.

Instructor Davis said this year’s students ranged from those just completing third grade to kids in the seventh grade.

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