Art created by K-3 artists at Benton Grade School during the first semester of the school year is now on display at the Benton Public Library.
Works reflect the variety of responses to both skill-based and open-ended lessons in the K-3 curriculum. An example of a skill-based lesson from the show is a project like the "Word Color Wheel." In this project, lines must be measured, the order of the color wheel must be observed (with accurate colors mixed), and opaque colors must be painted inside of the letters. The only variables might be whether an artist chose block vs. bubble letters for the word of their choice.
The "Pop Art" and "Picture the Music" projects are examples of more open-ended lessons, where students have to make to make more significant creative decisions about materials, composition and subject matter. Each challenges students in a different way.
This is clearly just a handful of works created by the nearly 500 K-3 students at Benton Grade School. There are plans to showcase the amazing works of Benton fourth-graders at a later date.
Participating K-3 artists include Anais Dove, Cainan Morgan, Mia Storey, Elliayna Webster, Mya Storey, Ella Brayfield, Jameson Taylor, Giselle Dunagan, Jagger Wiggs, Izsabella Shockley, Liam Buchanan, Roree Baker, Hudson Gartner-Roddy, Mason Wilce, Roree Baker, Marlie Cockrum, Maysen Winemiller, Alexis Lutz, Chasen Cornelison, Andrew Seddon, Colin Sanders, Jaxon Neal, Ashton McClintock, Joshua Kennedy, Ava Korff, Samuel Adams, Jentry King, Josiah Hernandez, Khloie Anderson, Bo Keller, Cobin Rolla, Bria Tedrow, Travis Carter, Harper Mandrell, Reagan Fowler, Tori Nalley, Emma Schlag, Raelyn Kathalynas, Bobbi Jo Mandrell, Autumn Hayden, Nicholas Murray, Logan Stowers, Trinity Phelps, Persephone Reed, Haven Wilkerson, Lydia Scroggins and Mason Unger.