CES to hold final art shows Tuesday

Published 5:19 pm Monday, May 14, 2012

CES students prepare to sing onstage during the Enrichment Shows in April.

Preschoolers and kindergarteners at Clanton Elementary will share their artwork and musical talents with the community May 15 in the eighth annual Enrichment Shows.

Tuesday’s shows, which will be at 3:30 and 5 p.m., are the last in a series of shows that also took place April 9 and 30.

Students will present a selection of songs, class books, framed artwork and handmade ceramics.

In addition, parents may purchase handprint tiles the preschool students made or may bid on larger ceramic plates with fingerprints from every child in the kindergarten classes.

Proceeds from the tile sales and plate auctions fund art supplies for the next school year.

“This is the only show we have where we combine grades like this,” CES art teacher Julie Harrison said. “We’re proud of our school, so we like to show off our students’ work.”

CES art teacher Julie Harrison is shown with second grade students who won their class ceramic plates. These plates were made at school in the kiln, and each plate contains all the thumbprints of each member of the class.

Each show lasts about an hour and includes tours of the school’s technology lab and renovated library.

Friends, family and community members are invited to attend.

“They can attend either one,” Harrison said. “We do the same thing for each show. They get to experience all of it.”

For more information, email Julie Harrison at jnharrison@chilton.k12.al.us or call 280-2730.