Fourth grade art students are currently working on the sailboat project. The hull of the boat is an origami structure. The mast is supported by a pyramid-like cardstock structure that is carefully measured, cut, and taped in place. The mast and boom are made of drinking straws. The entire boat is sealed with tape to make it impermeable to the water in the colorful paper mache coating. Each boat will be mounted on a wave structure composed of wadded paper, cardboard, tape, and paper mache. The boats will be attached to the waves with glue and one Phillips screw. Cotton will form the foam on the waves.
Mr. John Bell, Art Teacher
Mr. Bell focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and presented STREAM (Science, Religion, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) workshops at the Diocesan Teacher Conference, as well as multiple workshops throughout his years in the Diocese.