June 7, 2016 - Walden Elementary School student wins artistic field trip for class
Elementary School student Valerie Nielson won the Teaching the Hudson Valley
writing contest, “writing about place”, in the fall. The prize was an
all-expenses-paid field trip for her entire class to the place that she wrote
about, which was the Hudson River.
On a bright sunny day, the
class claimed their prize and headed off to Washington’s Headquarters in
Newburgh, New York, where they were treated to a tour of the historic site and
a lesson on the Hudson River School of Artists from an instructor from the
Wallkill River Art School.
Each student set up an
easel, and painted the magnificent view of the river before them. Afterwards,
the students critiqued each others’ work, sharing what they liked best about
each painting. FEAST caterers supplied berets for the students, adding a savoir
faire to the scene.
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