YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- More than 200 students at the Walden and Pines Bridge Schools at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES participated in the "Everyone Is an Artist" art show.
“We didn’t have a vision of what the end result was going to be. No matter how it comes out, it is a representation of the student,” said art teacher Jesse Steiner.
Steiner used empty boxes from dozens of new computers as bases for students to create portraits using string, glue and paint. Each student's silhouette was drawn onto a box, outlined in a string dipped in glue and then decorated with paint and other materials.
Another piece used two seated figures created from Styrofoam balls covered in paint. The balls were painted in a homemade bowling game, where hundreds of balls were splattered with paint whenever someone knocked down the "pins."
“I was blown away by the student’s artistic vision and his ability to problem solve technical challenges in order to create these two seated figures," Steiner said. "What was so gratifying was that we gave him the space to really create something and take ownership of it, and he ran with it.”
A work by Evan Wolfsdorf featured clay figures of characters from "The Wizard of Oz" along with superheroes, Peter Pan and more.
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