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Lyons 6th graders are inspired by their city

posted Feb 1, 2011, 1:57 PM by Keledy Kenkel   [ updated Mar 18, 2013, 4:05 PM by Jesse Alexander ]
Last week 6 th graders wrapped up their first Students wrote poems about a variety of semester at Lyons with a celebration of topics – from acorns and earthworms in some of the amazing work that they have Central Park, to the wind on top of been doing in their Field Studies class, skyscrapers, to the subways. They also NYC as Muse. imagined the streams of consciousness of the people around them on the train. Students shared poetry and artwork that they created, all of which was inspired by As one sixth grade student, Shawnay the people and sites of New York City. Crowder, explained, in this class, “we got tosee New York as an art piece. We got to Throughout the Field Studies module, see the city from a different perspective.” students saw artwork inspired by New York City and met artists that live and work here. Sixth grader, Nataina Mervelius explained, a lot of the artists we saw “used maps of New York” in their artwork. They must do it “because they love New York.”Students also went to spots around the city – such as Central Park and Rockefeller Center and used them as sources for their own inspiration.