Art Lessons Take Shape

April 15, 2020

As remote learning continues due to COVID-19, students from Riley Avenue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District have been fully engaged in their art classes. Those in grades K-4 are working on a variety of creative interdisciplinary projects.

Among the lessons, kindergartners have created drawings inspired by the work of author Mo Willems, first graders designed “Under the Sea” collages that highlight the elements of art and space, second graders worked on contour line drawings, third graders drew their bedrooms after taking a virtual field trip to Van Gogh’s Museum, and fourth graders created mixed media self-portraits with a focus on proportion.

“It is so important for students to remain engaged in art,” said art teacher Melissa Haupt. “I am so proud of their creativeness, resolve and love of art.”