Kids "Rock" at the 67th Annual Festival of the Arts

Students at Fishkill Elementary School in the Wappingers Central School District are ready to showcase their talents at this year’s Festival of the Arts.  Inspired by the paintings of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock in art class, second-grade students created guitar collages painted in the style of this famous American artist.  Pollock was not only a painter but was also a fan of music and was known to find inspiration in the rhythm, movement, and balance in many musical pieces he listened to while he worked.

Boys and girls created their own splatter paintings in art class that mimicked Pollock’s artistic process.  Using spray bottles of warm colored paint, each student experienced firsthand how to show elements of music in their work.  Each splatter painting became the background of guitar images that were later drawn and cut from paper, complete with details created from a variety of materials such as paper and ribbon.

On Saturday, May 13, these guitars, as well as student work from all other schools within the district, will be on display at the 67th Annual Festival of the Arts.  Students across the Wappingers Central School District invite everyone to come out to Mesier Park in Wappingers Falls to celebrate the achievements of our extraordinary Fine & Performing Arts programs.  The Festival will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with art-making activities for children taking place from noon to 3:30 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather, the festival will be held on Sunday, May 14.

Bring your friends and family to enjoy a lovely day of art and music in the park!


Fishkill Art Students