Kindergarten Starts Art Class

With a colored pencil in his left hand, an Avalon kindergartener colors in pictures on December 17, 2012, in Gaithersburg, Md.

With a colored pencil in his left hand, an Avalon kindergartener colors in pictures on December 17, 2012, in Gaithersburg, Md.

Avalon kindergarten teacher Michelle Ratti started an Arts Enrichment program two weeks ago to introduce students to basic techniques.

Donna Burke, a middle school parent, will teach the class.

Burke, offered her teaching ability three weeks ago to The Avalon School to teach and enrich the second grade on famous artists and art styles. This week Burke started that same program for the Kindergartners.

“She gets the kids to really look at things and observe things like, she got them to notice that trees are not just green… gives them a sense of a certain artist and what characterizes the artist.”  Said Ratti about what is being taught to the kindergarten.

The second grade learned about the famous artists such as Van Gough but the kindergartners learned about Monet , a French impressionist who lived during the early 1900’s, in their first session.The learning experience is good for the kindergarteners and for their advance in the learning of the arts, observed Ratti.

Avalon’s second grade was so entranced by the experience that they decided to go visit the National Gallery of Art to go see some Van Gough’s work.

Burke has been a huge help to the Avalon School’s enrichment of famous painters and both Ratti and Avalon’s second grade teacher Istvan Teleki would like to give their sincere thanks to Burke for all her wonderful help in their classes.

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