Over the past several weeks, fifth-grade artists at Mount Paran Chritian School have been hard at work to create amazing architectural sculptures. Working in groups, the students in Mrs. Amy Moore’s fifth-grade visual art class have diligently planned their building structures to be included as part of a larger city exhibition. Mrs. Moore, lower school art teacher, shared, “It has been quite an experience for me because I have seen the students work together, take responsibility, think outside the box, and utilize math to create their buildings.”
Combining their math skills and tools like rulers and compasses with their creative, artistic vision, the student groups meticulously planned and constructed their buildings for the city. One student even wrote out an impressive mathematical equation in order to make sure the building windows were evenly spaced. “It was fun making a 3-dimensional sculpture and working with other people,” shared T. Shafer.
The greatest challenge of the collaborative art project was learning that everyone has to give and take. Every student committed to the project, contributing their own ideas and letting go of a few personal ideas that did not work for the full group. B. Varnes said, “It was very fun and challenging, but we stuck with the project and got it done.”
The end result of all this cross-disciplinary, hard work is a walk-through art exhibition titled “Christmas in the City.” Students at MPCS will “tour” the exhibition on Friday morning in the lower school art room.
“I was so blessed to observe each group pull together their creative ideas and create one amazing piece,” said Mrs. Moore. “It truly reflects upon the truth of Ecclesiastes 4:9 that reads, ‘Two are better than one; because they have good reward for their labor.’”