Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

June 6, 2014

Preschoolers gala at IHCC

The Daily Iowegian

---- — The 4-year-old preschool class at Kid’s World held an art gallery on the Indian Hills Community College campus in May. The gallery is a one-of-a-kind arts event which has become an annual tradition at Kid’s World. Every preschooler had at least 17 works of art in the show — that means over 340 original masterpieces were on display at the gallery.

“I was so surprised the by number of art pieces each child had displayed,” said Jane Hayes, the great-aunt of preschooler Jaxton Joiner. “It was wonderful. I was also impressed with the knowledge the children displayed about the artists.”

The preschool children completed a four-month study of the arts. The children learned about famous artists, such as Van Gogh and Monet, and then painted in similar styles. Three-dimensional art was also explored. The children particularly enjoyed using clay. In addition, artists from the community visited the classroom to provide the children with hands-on experience.

There was an excellent turn-out for the art gallery. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles turned out to support the children.

“The children learned so much through the study,” said preschool teacher Dawn Johnson. “Science, math, social studies, science, technology and PBIS were incorporated into the study. I am very proud of the children and their hard work. It is very rewarding to see so many family members turn out to support the children and their efforts.”