Several Farmington and Dogwood students are currently featured in a Dixon Gallery art show, Made in Dixon, that will be on display until April 30th at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. The students' artwork was chosen from all of the schools in the area that participated in the Art to Grow program.
Art to Grow is a curriculum that brings students stimulating and creative experiences that teach art concepts, techniques, and history. Each lesson includes a presentation on the selected topic and a hands-on activity.
These students learned that fans were commonly used by both men and women in the days before air conditioning, especially here in the south. They were also used to beautify and hide imperfections like scars, bad teeth, and blemishes in the days before vaccines and easy access to dental care. Educator Christan Allen from the Dixon showed the students fans painted by a variety of artists from the late 1800’s through the 1900’s including famous French artists Paul Gauguin and Henri-Charles Guérard.
Students then painted and constructed their own 3-D fans inspired by the show at the Dixon Galleries.
On display are the works of the following students from Ms. Drury's art classes:
Farmington ES- Hannah Han from Mrs. Brignole’s 4th grade class
Farmington ES- Sadie Braithwaite from Mrs. Hall’s 1st grade
Dogwood ES- Jackson Yang from Mrs. Waldrip’s 3rd grade