K-12 STUDENTS CREATE AN AERIAL ART GALLERY ON A 10,000 SQUARE FOOT "CANVAS" IN 4 HOURS TO DEDICATE NEW BUILDING FOUNDATION
View the creation of 5 giant masterpieces in chalk from a camera mounted 120 feet overhead (still frame below). Time-lapse footage (about 2 minutes in) shows the final creation. At the end, slightly wind-blurred images are shown.
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ABOUT THE EVENT
On October 21st , 2008 over 350 students dedicated Foundations Academy's freshly poured foundation slab by recreating 5 huge art masterpieces with artists chalk. All reproductions, ranging from 20x15 feet to 20x30 feet, were created in under 4 hours for a time-lapse video. Paintings include: The Mona Lisa (Da Vinci), George Washington (unfinishedStuart), American Gothic (Grant Wood), A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Seurat), and Starry Night (Van Gough). Each student in grades k-12 was involved and all works were created entirely by the students.
The event was directed by local artist Karen Woods and teacher Lori Richter. Sidewayz Films (www.Sidewayz.com) created the approximately 4 minute video for You-Tube. Idaho Airships (www.idahoairships.com) provided the aircraft photography.
On September 8th , Foundations Academy broke ground on a new 32,000 square foot facility at the corner of Chinden and Locust Grove in Meridian, Idaho. The building is scheduled to be complete in August of 2009. The Academy is an accredited, non-profit k-12 classical Christian school founded in 1995, presently serving about 350 students. The school is known in the community for its academic excellence and serves the community with a well-rounded, balanced, and challenging education in science, math, literature, philosophy, language, theology, and the arts with a Christian worldview.
I know two students who participated in this amazing art display. While their mom bragged to me, I am bragging to you! It's simply, "WoW!"