Students put a face on art

  • Tue Jan 19th, 2010 7:51pm

Seattle artist Greg Delaney recently spent three days with Edmonds Elementary School students, teaching the children how to sculpt small faces out of clay.

Students embellished the colorful faces with various found objects, creating fun personalities and stories. In all, more than 600 pieces were created and are now on display at the school.

“When we saw all of the faces together on trays to be fired, we were stunned by the impact,” parent volunteer Carol Davies said.

Edmonds students build Future City

Students from the Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center are heading to the state-level Future City Competition finals Saturday in Seattle.

The competition, for seventh- and eighth-graders, has students build large tabletop models of cities. This year’s challenge is “providing an affordable living space for people who have lost their home due to a disaster or financial emergency.” Students have worked with a teacher and volunteer engineer mentor since September on the project.

Students first use SimCity 4 Deluxe computer software to design their city, then construct a 3D model using recycled materials and costing under $100. An essay also is required.

The winning team in the Washington state regional competition will go to Washington, D.C. to compete against 38 other regional winning teams at Future City National finals Feb. 13-17 during National Engineers Week.

Students perform murder mystery musical

Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center presents “Curtains,” an old-fashioned musical comedy, January 22-30.

The whodunit is set in 1959 and opens with the death of a musical’s leading lady.

The show, directed by Shileah Corey and choreographed by Gabriel Corey and Indeah Thomaier, features a cast of 30 actors, ages 14-18.

Shows are at 7 p.m., along with 2 p.m. matinées Jan. 24 and 30. Tickets are $5 purchased at the door. Performances are at the school, 23200 100th Ave. W, Edmonds. For more information, call 425-431-7840.

Learn more about home school at open house

The Everett School District’s Homeschool Alternative program will hold an open house at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in its gym space on the Sequoia High School campus, 3516 Rucker Ave., Everett.

Learn more about the districtwide parent partnership program, as well as view student art, hear poetry readings and view a film festival preview.

Grammy-nominated group performs for fundraiser

Tickets are on sale for the Rotary Club of Edmonds’ annual scholarship fundraiser, to be held Feb. 21 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

This year’s fundraiser features a performance by Imani Winds, a Grammy-nominated woodwind quintet that performs jazz and classical pieces. A wine and chocolate reception precedes the concert.

Students from Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale and Scriber Lake high schools also will entertain.

Tickets are $50. For tickets and information, call 425-771-1744. Checks can be made payable to the nonprofit Edmonds Rotary Foundation.

PUD sponsors art contest

Students in kindergarten through high school in Snohomish County are invited to compete in an art contest sponsored by Snohomish County Public Utility District.

The contest theme asks what teachers and students can do to save energy. Participants create original poster art, giving a tip or two on saving energy. Entries are due by 5 p.m. March 19.

For details and a registration form, visit www.snopud.com, and click on “Contests and Camps” under the “Education” heading.