Edgemont is a ‘Town With Talent’

Photo by Rhea Falig/Fall River County Herald

K-12 Art Teacher Mycalynn Osborne stands in front of 1st and 2nd Grade Artwork “Flying Across the World.” BELOW: Boys Choir Ensemble at the Art Fair.

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By Rhea Falig 

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT— Several Edgemont students showcased their talent at 27th Annual Art Fair, held last Monday night on April 1. This is the second year for K-12 Art Teacher Mycalynn Osborne to organize the event where artwork is graded and collected throughout the year from students enrolled in her art classes, and later displayed in the show.

“The 2019 Art Fair went amazing thanks to the students, staff, and parents of Edgemont School. The students have created wonderful works of art that filled this year’s show,” Osborne said.

Osborne added that the kindergarten students (Conductors) focus a lot on getting used to working with different materials and stepping into the art world and the Elements of Art: Color and Line. First and second grade students’ (Engineers) theme for the year is “Flying Across the World.” They learn about different countries and create projects based off of that country. Osborne said, “Every new country they get a flag from that country as a “stamp” in their passport.”

Third, fourth, and fifth graders learned about different Artists and created projects based off of the artist’s style. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade focused on the Elements of Art and various Artists and using those to create projects.

Basic Art high school students learn and do projects from the Principles of Design and the Elements of Art.

“They have done Animal vs Human Portraits that changed depending on where the viewer is standing, Floral and Fauna Paintings, Shape ups in which they have to make the word into a picture of itself, Life as a Movie Poster- Design a movie poster about their life, Self Expression Masks— They start with making a mask of their face and turning that into a composition based off of their interests,” said Osborne.

Drawing/Ceramics Class created Charcoal portraits, Metamorphosis drawings, Surrealism drawings, a Remix project where they take a famous work of art and add a modern twist to it. For Ceramics they created sound amplifiers by taking a pinch pot and forming it into a sound amp for their phone, and coil pots or plates.

Osborne said she is very proud of her students this year and how much they have accomplished in her classroom. “I am very grateful to have the opportunity to showcase their talent to the community and spread the message that you do not have to be good at art to be an artist, you just have to put effort into your creations and open your mind to new ideas.”

Under the direction of choir and band director, Suzanne Hollenbeck, students performed solos and ensembles for the community throughout the entire Art Fair that were previously performed for the Panhandle Music Contest on March 25, where Edgemont took home the title of “Champion” and several others brought home awards.

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