Our latest STEAM activity featured a selection of “scent-sational” evergreens in ART class. Our young artists learned the technique of “stamping” using sprigs of southern pine, yew, fir, cedar and boxwood dipped into paint (and in the process observed that yellow+blue=green). Their class conifers will be part of the decorations for the Winter Concerts. Our JK and Kindergarten students applied gold and silver paint and glitter to magnolia branches to create truly magnificent decorations.
In addition to enjoying a unique experiential art process, the students learned some scientific facts about evergreens. Many evergreen species (like conifers) existed before the dinosaurs, and magnolias have been around since dinosaurs roamed the Earth!