Creative Arts and G.A.T.E. – Honors Programs at Pine Create Art Piece

“THE BRIDGE OVER the Water Lily Pond” was created by the G.A.T.E. and Honors Program of Pine Elementary School. Photo and Story Submitted By Shannon Lehman

Creative Arts and G.A.T.E. – Honors Programs at Pine Create Art Piece

Story and Photo Submitted by Shannon Lehman

“THE BRIDGE OVER the Water Lily Pond” was created by the G.A.T.E. and Honors Program of Pine Elementary School.

Pine School’s Creative Arts and G.A.T.E. – Honors Programs led by Gina Wright and Shannon Lehman designed a collaborative art display inspired by the Impressionist, Claude Monet. Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade learned about the life and works of the famous artist.

They also learned about Claude Monet’s extensive study of how light, reflections, shadows, weather and seasons affected the subjects that he painted. After the unit of study on Monet, students created artwork inspired by him.

One of Monet’s most famous subjects to paint was his water lily pond at his home in Giverny. Students at Pine created a replica of one of Monet’s famous paintings, The Bridge Over the Water Lily Pond. As one gazes at the pond with its swirls of blue water, colorful water lilies, and butterflies flittering through the air, one can imagine being a part of Monet’s world.

Another of Monet’s subjects, women in bonnets (portrayed by Pine students), can also be seen enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the water lily pond, perched atop the bridge.

Parents and community can enjoy The Bridge Over the Water Lily Pond in Pine’s cafeteria on Thursday, March 30th, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or any day for the next several weeks when you take or pick up your child. We hope you enjoy the artistic talent of Pine’s students.

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