The Brandon Elementary School cafeteria was packed with students and families from Brandon Elementary School and Valley Springs Elementary School Thursday, March 23, for fine arts experiences as part of Fine Arts Night 2017.
Students screen-printed T-shirts, created objects out of clay, designed mini paintings or flags, watched a caricature artist at work, played African drum rhythms and more, according to a press release.
Students and parents worked together as a family, said Erin Rieff, a kindergarten through fourth-grade teacher at Brandon Elementary School and Valley Springs Elementary School.
“My favorite part of the night is seeing the parents sit down with their kids to enjoy uninterrupted creative time together,” she said. “Visual Art fires parts of the brain that we need to nurture more often. These kiddos are 21st-century learners, and they need to observe, explore, create, communicate, collaborate, lead, critically think, organize and problem solve. Art is an environment where they are nurtured to develop all of these skills. It is amazing to see parents supporting their kids at an event like this.”…
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