Boulevard students recently had an opportunity to collaborate with a local artist on a school project during Art Day. View more Boulevard Art Day photos on Facebook
Art teacher Lisa Beerle enlisted the creative talent of Nicolina Schonfarber, a young artist who grew up in the area, to help students create a mural for the school after learning of her work with Gloversville’s new artist-in-residence program.
“I had those four large boards and wanted to do a mural but wasn’t sure how to get all the kids to help,” Beerle said. “When I contacted Nicolina and found out she was doing a mural project in town, I thought it was a great tie in and a way to beautify and unite the school.”
Throughout the day, grades 3-5 students painted the mural, which consists of four panels that feature the school name and mascots – a husky and a dragon – and created collages. The mural will be installed in the third grade wing, while the collage will be located near the school’s main office. Fifth-graders also worked on a short book called “Gloversville Reimagined” based loosely on the Mad Lib word games where students filled in words or phrases to describe Gloversville, and then draw a picture to accompany it.
Boulevard’s annual Art Day offers students an opportunity to learn about different forms of art and work with a variety of local artists. Beerle has organized Art Day at the school for the past five years.