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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339




Fort Plain Central School District News

Fourth graders work with artist-in-residence to create a mosaic for the walls of Harry Hoag Elementary

Fourth-grade students have been working with visiting artist, Linda Biggers of Broadalbin, since September. Together, they created a mosaic mural featuring historical landmarks and architecture from around Fort Plain, including both the old covered bridge and the new bridge, the old water fountain in the park and the local library. Partially funded by a grant from The Saratoga Arts Council, the project was a collaboration between the school district and the Friends of Fort Plain.

As part of her work, Mrs. Biggers taught students about the historical architecture and landmarks here in Fort Plain, as well as the mosaic art form.

“I think that this group of students took on an enormous task and performed exceptionally well. They have impressed us all so much that we are currently looking to get another two years of grant funding to create two more mosaics about local history with Mrs. Biggers and the successive groups of fourth graders.” said art teacher Autumn Slawienski.

The finished piece is currently hanging in the display window of the art room and eventually it will be hung on a wall in the elementary school. “We invite the community to come in and see our masterpiece,” said Ms. Slawienski.

Students work on Mosaic

Students work on Mosaic

Students work on Mosaic

Mosaic in progress

Finished Mosaic Mural