Fourth grade art students have recently been creating sculptures which depict sailboats on waves. The hulls of the boats are origami structures. The masts are supported by a pyramid-like cardstock form that is carefully measured, cut, and taped in place. The masts and booms are made of drinking straws. Each student's boat is sealed with tape to make it impermeable to the water in the colorful paper mache coating. The boats are mounted on wave structures composed of wadded paper, cardboard, tape, and paper mache. The boats are attached to the waves with glue and one Phillips screw. Cotton is stretched and shaped to make the foam on the waves. Finished works from this project are currently on display in the school library.
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.