Lessons don’t often stay in the classroom at the Lower School. A recent fourth grade project is proof of that—it’s made its way to the world’s leading conservation organization!
Last year’s fourth grade students completed a research project on Asian species that included a creative component. Lower School art teacher Sabreena Jeru-Ahmed taught the students how to create images of the different species in batik, a technique of decorating cloth using wax and dye. The batiks were showcased in the spring Lower School art show in the Daryl Reich Rubenstein Gallery and are now highlighted on the World Wildlife Fund’s website. Some of the batik images will also be used on WWF stationery and in campaigns to bring attention to the plight of these Asian animals.
See a selection of the batiks and read more at https://worldwildlife.org/stories/young-artists-build-a-connection-to-nature.