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.


 
 

 

News Briefs February 27, 2015

Library closure The Base Library will be closing early Feb. 28 for an official function. Hours of operation will be 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. For more information, call 661-275-2665. Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards AFB is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 4 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka

C-12 pilots take to skies at Edwards

Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka Edwards AFB is home to the U.S. Air Force C-12 school house. Referred to as a split school house, when an individual is assigned to fly an Air Force C-12 Huron, they spend three weeks in Alab...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Pave Hawk team gives test at Edwards a shot

Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka An aerial gunner from the Combat Search and Rescue Combined Test Force fires at a canvas target positioned on the Gun Harmonizing Range during a baseline ballistics test held Feb. 11. The obj...
 

 
BHM-bowling1

Bowling for Black History Month

Joe Hendrix, 412th Maintenance Squadron, shows off his bowling skills during the “Beat the Board” 9-Pin, No-Tap Bowling Tournament, sponsored by the 412th Test Wing, Electronic Warfare Booster Club Feb. 23. The thre...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brendon O’Dowd, 412th Test Wing chaplain, speaks to parents and teens during the Elephant in the Room event held at Desert Jr.-Sr. High School Feb. 18. Family Advocac...
 
 

News Briefs February 20, 2015

Base Exchange Food Court closure Due to power issues the Base Exchange Food Court operations will be closed through Feb. 22. Unfortunately, the nature of the damage precludes the BX from providing temporary power. As a reminder, other facilities listed below are open for business with the addition of the two food trucks out front:...
 




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>