by Kimberly Faraci
This is the 2nd Annual District 14 Art Festival where the Brooklyn Arbor School took the initiative to develop and plan in a most spectacular way. All of the elementary schools in our district were happy to participate by selecting five artists and their masterpieces to show at this beautiful exhibit. In District 14, we take great pride in celebrating our students and their achievements. Art is very special here in Brooklyn, and we create many opportunities for children to explore and create as they thrive on their own individuality. This Art Festival was no different. We use the Common Core Standards, New York State Art Standards, and N.Y.C. Blue Print for the Art curriculum to get our children to keep reaching for the stars that we are turning them into. After all, art brings out the best in everyone, and it instills a love for learning as we try to weave it into different subjects.
We have amazing principals and Ms. Winnicki, our dedicated superintendent who all team up with the art and classroom teachers to get the best possible art education to our very deserving little artists. We take a tremendous amount of pride in what we do, and it is revealed in a showcase event such as this one. We had a wonderful turnout of students and their families in the community, and everyone is already excited to celebrate again next year.
The writer and photographer, Kimberly Faraci, is an Art Teacher at P.S. 19