Fonda-Fultonville students show art in STEAM show

Fonda-Fultonville STEAM Art Show winners include Molly Young, Fredrik Keller, Stephanie Calkins, Ava Sanford-Hutchinson, Juliana Schmidtmann, Allison Newkirk and Caydence Carpenter. (Photo submitted)

FONDA — On June 13, the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District elementary building was host to a STEAM Art Show, which featured project work by students that had elements of science, technology, engineering and math incorporated into their artwork, according to a news release.

The event featured kindergarten tangrams, first- grade solar prints, second-grade vanGogh turbulent flow paintings, third-grade light paintings, fourth-grade Doodle Bots and fifth-grade ceramics and drip photography, as well as photography of fluid and viscous suspensions.

Parents had the opportunity to see STEAM in action when third-grade students James Mokay, Emma Cotter, Cameron Etherton, Alexys Garbo and Karina DiMallie live-light painted the letters “FFCS.”

Fourth-grade students were busy competing their Doodle Bots in matches in order to earn their Doodle Bot master badges.  

Families could engage in a STEAM event by participating in the cardboard challenge in the cafeteria.  Participants were challenged to see what they could create out of cardboard.

According to the news release, all projects represented a unique and valuable learning experience and are a demonstration of how valuable arts integrated learning can be in schools.

The Viewer’s Choice Award winners are: kindergarten — Allison Newkirk, first-grade —  Fredrik Keller, second grade — Molly Young, third-grade — Caydence Carpenter, fourth-grade —  Juliana Schmidtmann, fifth-grade — Channing Garcia.

Stephanie Clakins was awarded the Die Hard Doodle Award for the Doodle Bot that would not stop.

Ava Sanford-Hutchinson was awarded Most Beautiful Doodle for the eloquent design created by her bot.

According to the release, art teacher Kathleen Bushek said she is “exceptionally proud of all of [her] students and the hard work they have accomplished.”


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