St. James Artists Go Green

St. James Artists Go Green photo

Fourth-graders at St. James Elementary School learned that they can turn any object into art, during a recycled art project on March 6. Local artist-in-residence Joyce Raimondo visited the school to work on a green art project with the students.

During a slideshow presentation, Raimondo spoke to the students about Pablo Picasso and Alexander Calder and how they turned throwaway objects into masterpieces. Using 100 percent recycled items, the students were tasked with creating their own robots and using their imagination. Students brought in many different objects from home — ranging from empty boxes to bottle caps and button — and Raimondo also provided them with items to help inspire their creations. As students used the ordinary objects, they created robots that each had their own unique look.