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.
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