Students at Ann MacArthur Primary School and Locust Valley Intermediate School recently enjoyed special art lessons taught by professional artists. Thanks to the LVEPC, these visiting artists provided an opportunity for children in Kindergarten through Fifth grade to have a unique experience in the arts.

At AMP, Dan Cristoffel, an artist and art professor, shared his own artwork with the children and gave them a drawing lesson. Sharing a few panels of a mural he painted on African American History, Mr. Cristoffel was able to incorporate a history lesson within his art lesson. Following his presentation, he incorporated a step-by-step lesson on how to draw Mickey Mouse.  The children followed along attentively, using pencils and erasing as necessary.  

At LVI, local artist Kristin Kunc demonstrated how to draw a portrait with the correct proportions.  The students then had an opportunity to draw each other using the skills that Ms. Kunc taught them.

The LVEPC has plans to provide several special programs in the arts throughout the school year.  LVE Principal, Dr. Sophia Gary said these programs provide enrichment. “It is an opportunity for the children to experience a special lesson through a unique perspective.”