Dozens of first through third grade students at Mabel Mattos Elementary School showcased their artwork for family and friends at the November 19 Art Gallery Walk held on the McCandless Drive campus. The Mattos Art Program is sponsored by the Mattos PTA.
It was a culmination of six weeks of lessons in the afterschool art program, with students creating a portfolio of their artwork to display for visitors. This was the first of three sessions for the year and used the art medium of watercolor paint. Students were prepared to answer questions such as: What is your favorite piece of artwork?; If you could do something differently, what would it be?; and What is the title of your painting?
“Parents can walk around to each student and ask them these questions about their work,” said Mattos teacher Amberly Hsieh. “It’s a way for them to showcase their work.”
The Gallery Walk ended with a potluck celebration. The next two sessions will be Model Magic Clay and Stained Glass Glue Art.