By Chris Marchand
The walls of the Dryden and District Museum belong to the Fine Arts program student of Open Roads School for the next few weeks.
Grade 6-8 students unveiled their exhibit ‘This Is Us’, March 8 — a comprehensive look at the work, techniques and types of visual art studied by the kids.
Grade 6 students explored creative colour wheels, Reggie Laurent-style plates and printmaking. Grade 7 artists displayed ‘Zentangles’, line landscapes, mixed media animals and mandalas painted on vinyl records. Grade 8s explored local landscapes, line paintings, action figure sculptures and soapstone carvings.
“I try to express my family and friends mostly,” said Grade 6 student Kirsten Micek. “In my woodland art there’s a wolf and a baby eagle that was adopted by the wolf. That kinds of shows how my grandparents on my mom’s side were adopted.”
The exhibit will be on display until April 12.
“It’s always fun to see the kids come in to look at their artwork on display at the Museum,” said Museum Director Bethany Waite.