Showcase of art fills the halls at Maroun Elementary

kindergartner Sara Speich used construction paper and crayon to create a scene that featured a castle and hot air balloon. An image of Speich sits in the balloon’s basket.
kindergartner Sara Speich used construction paper and crayon to create a scene that featured a castle and hot air balloon. An image of Speich sits in the balloon’s basket.

The halls of Michael A. Maroun Elementary School in Phoenix look like murals as student artwork was displayed during Friday’s Art Show. 

The show featured art by kindergartners through fourth-graders.

Students took their families and friends through a self-guided tour of the school. 

Third-graders, for instance, designed Japanese Koi fish using oil pastels and watercolor. They also created a winter snow scene that used visual art concepts of foreground and background. 

Fourth-graders used value, or the element of shadow, to create silhouette trees. 

Attendees enjoyed a slideshow in the cafeteria that featured students working on their projects, and were treated to ice-cream sponsored by the Parent Faculty Organization. 

Author Dennis Pullen, who recently visited Maroun school, gave a live demonstration illustrating the way in which he mouth paints. 

Pullen is a quadriplegic who uses a ventilator to breathe. He gave a presentation to students on disability awareness and how he’s overcome the obstacles in his path. 

Pullen recently finished writing and illustrating his first book, “The Amazing Life of Mr. Pullen.”

Second-grader Jason LaRonde smiles with his self-portrait behind him. Students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade at Michael A. Maroun Elementary in Phoenix recently showed off their artwork during a special event at the school.
Second-grader Jason LaRonde smiles with his self-portrait behind him. Students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade at Michael A. Maroun Elementary in Phoenix recently showed off their artwork during a special event at the school.
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