Spring Into Art at Park Place School

by | Apr 20, 2018 | What’s Happening

Luncheon: Tuesday, May 1, 11 am–12:30 pm, Congregation Beth El

Beth El is bustling with activity in the art studio now being run in the Park Place School. Each week, under the direction of art therapist Kimberly Fisher, all 65 of the second through sixth graders explore different media to develop their skills as budding artists.

In answer to the call for Beth El congregants to participate with the Park Place students, several have joined in to launch Spring Into Art, a program designed to inspire the students to create, draw, and paint together. Lisa Stein Delevie leads the volunteers in working with the students on two projects. The second, third, and fourth graders diligently trace their hands and then paint designs on their work. Stein Delevie is mounting their art on a giant canvas, making a masterpiece of their creations. Shirley Stein, Patti Wainger, Roy Karp, and Helene Rosenfeld directed the fifth and sixth graders in a study of the art and career of Park Place born artist Clayton Singleton. After watching WHRO’s Curate presentation on Singleton, the students Skyped with the artist who spoke with them from Lake Taylor High School where he chairs the art department. The artist inspired his viewers to be “the best they can be” and to create art. With his direction, the students are painting and Stein Delevie is mounting their work. To expand their horizons, the students will visit art shows at Norfolk Academy and the Chrysler Museum.

In preparation for Spring into Art, the students are painting mermaids, donated by the Mermaid Factory, to be centerpieces at the luncheon. At this event, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the Park Place program and its outstanding students and staff. A Spring into Art silent auction will feature art and jewelry by local artists, as well creations by the Park Place students.

The event is free, open to the entire community, and offered as a “thank you” for the support provided by Park Place donors and Beth El Synagogue. To attend the luncheon, RSVP to aphillips@parkplaceschool.org or call 624-3473.