Barringer Road third graders Mason Maley and Kaydence Zimmerman will each display a ceramic sculpture in late October at the 2019 New York State School Boards Association conference in Rochester. The exhibit is co-sponsored by NYSSBA and the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA). The purpose of the exhibit is to highlight visual art achievement in schools across the state.
The students created the pieces as part of a sculpture lesson in art teacher Nancie Cooney’s class. Student studied artist Edgar Degas, learning how to create a three dimensional figure that was in proportion and showed evidence of movement.
This year’s exhibit will feature more than 150 works from students in 32 school districts. Each teacher can submit two works. The display space is limited to two-dimensional work, so Ms. Cooney submitted photographs of the sculptures. The exhibit demonstrates a high level of student ability at every grade level, in a wide range of mediums, techniques and genres.