Talent displayed in Palmerton
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Joined by art instructor Paula Zelienka (right), St. John Neumann Regional School second-grader Caitlene Santos (left) displays her "Famous Second Grade Birch Trees" drawing she made as part of the annual art show Wednesday at the school's Palmerton campus.
Style, creativity and a real artistic flair accentuated the annual art show at St. John Neumann Regional School.
It became evident to observers who attended the display Wednesday at the school's Palmerton campus that the students clearly poured their hearts into their work.
Accompanied by his family, fourth grade pupil Justin Steier couldn't help but focus his attention on the Guessing Game Area.
His father, John Steier, said he was impressed with the art work.
"They're very talented children," Steier said.
Art instructor Paula Zelienka, who teaches grades K-3, said her students attempted to incorporate the "basics of art" into their art work.
"We like to have fun, do seasonal things," Zelienka said. "We focus on color, foreground, middle ground, background."
Watercolor, splattering, and masking was the technique second grade pupil Caitlene Santos said she used to create her "Famous Second Grade Birch Tree" drawing.
"Birch trees are nice," Caitlene said. "I like doing the splattering."
Sixth grade student Riley Zelienka said she used papier-m'ché, as well as a balloon for the head, to create her French artist.
"I learned how to do papier-m'ché," Riley said. "I like it."
Seventh grade student Kristina Gonzalez said she used construction paper, glitter, glue, and paints on her "Starry Starry Night Over Palmerton" drawing.
"It's supposed to show Palmerton at night," Kristina said. "And how beautiful it looks."
The art show featured artwork from students in grades K-8 from the school's Palmerton and Slatington campuses.