Seventh and eighth-grade art students at Stone Middle School worked in teams of three to five to create a part of a collaborative snow village made of recycled materials and found objects. Students used chunks of Styrofoam that were donated as a base to build structures with cardboard, bottles, caps, straws, and a variety of other recycled materials along with finding objects and materials like beads, soap, sticks, branches, and pinecones.
“The concept was open-ended as far as the structures that they could create and we ended up with projects ranging from the AT&T Stadium, a lighthouse, an “Old-West” town, some farms, a mosque, and an outdoor basketball court to name a few,” said art instructor Ashley Bryan.
Contributing to the project beginning front row left are Andrew Cyphers, John Jackson, Ethan Foster, Jewel Gooch, Kirsten Gamblin and Esteban Guereca. In back areTara Allen, Xander Wilson, Emily Perez, Payton Brannan, Maverick Brown, Nicole Hostetler, Bianca Packard, Chelsey Padier, Cayla Stevens, Bailey Scott, and Audrey Raymond.