Students Create Art Inspired by Bowers Farm Experience
Conant and Lone Pine first grade students created egg and bird nest collages as part of an interdisciplinary collaboration. Students investigated animals that hatch from eggs as part of the new science and social studies unit that they experience at Bowers School Farm and in their regular classrooms. As part of the unit, they hatched chicks in their classroom and brought them to Bowers Farm, where they became part of the egg-laying flock. Students learned how to care for living things, and learned about diversity by hatching a variety of breeds with different traits, from egg color to size. In their visual arts classes, first graders learned how to create neutral and muted colors that are found in nature through color-mixing explorations. The students were inspired by their farm experiences to use a variety of mark-making techniques to add interest and depth to their artistic expressions. The collaboration resulted in these beautiful compositions because they were so excited to make authentic learning connections!
Community members are invited to view these works of art in the Farm Store, and can purchase eggs from the chickens hatched by first graders, along with other farm products, including fresh meat and produce. All BHS first graders are invited to bring a guest to Open Barn to visit their chickens and experience the farm without a charge. Enjoy and support your local Bowers Farm! Stop by the Farm Store and experience Open Barn this coming weekend!