Leni Newell, visual artist in residence, will work with PreK-6 at Pollocksville Elementary in February. Volunteers are needed to assist with the Batik class for 5th and 6th graders on these dates. February 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, and 19. A field trip to NC Museum of Art is scheduled for February 13. The final exhibition is Tuesday, March 4.
Goals of Newell’s residencies are to foster 21st century skills of creative problem solving, encourage thinking outside the box and provide an empowering experience. The strength of her motivating residencies comes from her love of teaching and of children; her creative spirit inspires students and staff alike. She will work with younger students with painting and older students to create individual, exciting batiks and develop an understanding of this fiber art involving melted wax, cloth and vibrant dyes.