Student Art Displayed at FDR Site

student environmental painting

Six pieces of student art work are currently on display at the Franklin D. Roosevelt site in Hyde Park.

The works were created by eighth grade honors students as part of an interdisciplinary project. They collaboratively created six canvases about "FDR and the Environment."

Students combined concepts from Social Studies, Art, and English/Language Arts to create the works as well as prepare written and oral defenses.

A Catskills author and researcher, Diane Galusha, visited CDMS to teach the honors students about FDR's work locally. Students also explored FDR's environmental impact through a variety of classroom activities. A lot of the work centered on FDR's New Deal Program with emphasis on the Civilian Conservation Corps.

The art will be on display at the FDR National Historic Site in Hyde Park until May 31st.