Local

November 15, 2013

School Age Program builds 3-D art project

Tags:
Rebecca Amber
Staff writer

The Edwards School Age Program art project displayed in Bldg. 3000 depicts a medieval scene complete with a knight, princess, castle, moat and dragon. The project took four months to create.

For the rest of November, Bldg. 3000 will be a little brighter. A display of 3-D art, “Recycling in the Land of Imagination,” created by children at the School Age Program, is sitting in the lobby for visitors to enjoy.

The art project depicts a medieval scene complete with a knight, princess, castle, moat and dragon. It was worked on by around 40 children over the course of the summer totaling around four months of work.

“All of our projects here are based on the children’s interest,” said Kristen Burks, Training and Curriculum specialist at the School Age Program.

She added that some of the children in the drama room have written a play using the same theme. Some of the larger pieces, like a throne and brick wall, that could not be taken to Bldg. 3000 will be used as sets in the play.

Children at the School Age Program created a display of 3-D art, ìRecycling in the Land of Imagination,î which can be seen at Bldg. 3000.

While working on the project, the students studied medieval weaponry. Many even created their own cardboard bow and arrows, shields, swords, and armor.

“We want to encourage creativity and using their imaginations, so we always try to work in some kind of educational component,” said Burks. “This is a recreational program with an educational component. We want hands-on experiences that build on what they’re doing in school. It’s called an emergent curriculum and it teaches them that all of their ideas and interests are valued.”

The art work was made from recyclable materials like cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and paper. Then it was decorated with paint and glitter.

“The toughest part was putting the head on the dragon,” said Michelle Frevert, School Age Program assistant. “They were all able to participate when they wanted to and they gained historical knowledge during the project. I showed them a lot of pictures from that time because pictures can say a lot too.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Honest answers to sexual assault myths

As Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month comes to a close, I want to take the opportunity to address three persistent myths regarding the Air Forceís Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program. These myths include a commanderís ability to start, stop or otherwise hinder a sexual assault investigation; what agencies can take a sexual assault...
 
 
disaster-prep

Emergency Management reminds folks to ‘Be Ready’

The recent devastating earthquake in Nepal can serve as a†reminder to California residents that the state is prone to earthquakes. With that said, Edwards Emergency Management is encouraging base personnel and residents to be...
 
 

Upcoming classes at Edwards Family Advocacy

Edwards AFB Family Advocacy has several classes available to help members of Team Edwards and their families. Below is a list of classes available in the next month. Relaxation 101 This training will add “tools to your toolbox” to enhance your ability to relax and identify when you are stressed. It is a three part...
 

 

Edwards community holds first town hall meeting for 2015

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Col. Eric Leshinsky, 412th Mission Support Group commander, addresses base residents and personnel during the first semi-annual Edwards AFB Town Hall meeting which was held April 22 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The meeting included briefings from the 412th Force Support Squadron, 412th Security Forces Squadron, Army...
 
 

Please don’t thank me for my service

The other day a good friend and mentor, a retired AF Master Sergeant, sent me a message made up of a few simple words. Words that we, folks who wear a military uniform, may be accustomed to … “Thank you for your service.” I don’t know about you, but I am very uncomfortable when people...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

AGE Flight gets Air Force weapons loaders out of a jam

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The nuclear-certified MHU-83 D/E Lift Truck received new wiring after the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight discovered a defect in the manufacturing. True to a te...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>