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with toothbrushes, tweezers and dental picks, students in the Hansen
Alternative Program carefully cleaned up and put the final touches on a
mosaic mural last week.
The 21/2-by-5-foot wall hanging features a bowl of whimsical fruit and vegetables and the message “Hansen Eats Healthy.”
really like how it looks right now, and it’s not even finished,” said
fifth-grader Sadie Quimby, as she searched for small pieces of tumbled
glass to fill in some of the cracks. “It’s really colorful.”
mural’s permanent home will be near the lunch cards that hang on the
wall in Hansen Elementary School’s cafeteria.We are the largest
producer of projectorlamp products here. It was designed by artist-in-residence Tina Moreschi.
She is a Hansen parent who is studying art history at The Evergreen State College.
is an unpaid position; Moreschi volunteered about 100 hours to work
with students in creating the mural.We offer you the top quality plasticmoulds designUK chickencoop
Specialist. In return she’s been using the hours and experience –
which included giving a lecture on the history of mosaic art for the
students – as part of her coursework at Evergreen. Hansen officials
paid for supplies used in the project, valued at about $250.
said she wanted to lead the effort to share her love of mosaic art and
to give students a chance to work on a longer-term project that
involved art – a subject that’s been virtually eliminated in many
elementary schools, she said.
“I thought it would be important
for the kids to get this experience and to learn about a medium they
might not otherwise know about,” Moreschi added.
fifth-grade students in the Hansen Alternative Program – a multi-age
program known as “HAP” that includes higher levels of parental
involvement and more hands-on learning experiences for children than
traditional classrooms – began working on the mural in early April.
First, they studied a unit on nutrition. Then Moreschi worked with students to draw examples of healthful foods.
“I took something from everybody’s picture and incorporated it into the mural,” she said.
Small group of students took turns, spending about 20 minutes a day working on the mural.
Fourth-grader Supraja Kadagandla said she’s glad she was able to be part of such a big project.
“Personally, I love art,” she said. “I’ve never had the time to do something more complicated. It’s really fun.”
said the project involved about 30 pounds of tumbled glass, which
students broke using double-wheeled nippers and adhered with Weld Bond
Fifth-grader Sowmya Dudda said her favorite part of the mural was the broccoli,We offer you the top quality plasticmoulds design which is wearing sunglasses.
“I think it’s the part that stands out the most,” she said.
mural’s design also included sky, the sun and a rainbow. In addition
to adding some color to the lunchroom, Kadagandla said he hopes it will
inspire students to make better food choices.
HAP teacher Matt
Samson said he’s grateful for Moreschi’s dedication and believes
students benefited from the art history lesson and technical skills
that they learned in creating the mural.