Connecting Core Values with Art

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Second-grade students in Michelle Block’s class recently connected the district’s core values to the art curriculum through their “Legacy Bench” project.  Using the style of popular 1960s pop artist Roy Lichtenstein as inspiration, the Reinhard students painted the bench using bright colors. The bench will be donated to the school during the moving up ceremony in June.

Ms. Block explained that the students annually vote on their favorite artists studied during the school year. Using a repurposed bench as a canvas, the second-graders paint in their favorite artist’s style, with this year’s favorites being cave artists Wayne Thiebaud and Roy Lichtenstein. The students also chose to paint the words “respect” and “trust,” further connecting the district’s core values with the art curriculum.