Beautification Day (week) at Alden Road!

This week was packed full of projects, activity and Beautification Day! Beautification Day is a school-wide project aimed at beautifying this wonderful place from the inside out!

For the art class this meant recreating the bed outside from a mess of overgrown weeds to a flowering masterpiece, creating a vertical flower bed from a wooden palette and forming flower arrangements from “up-cycled” plastic bottles!

Along the way we also created Color Wheel Collages and t-shirt rugs!

Below are pictures of these activities and art projects. Enjoy and we are excited for your visit next Thursday evening for Open House (6:30-8pm)!!

Flower bed before Beautification Day...

Flower bed before Beautification Day…(after the weeds were pulled and the soil turned over for us by Mr. Schroder’s class)

What we will be planting during Beautification Day (week)
What we will be planting during Beautification Day (week): Mums, Sweet Potato Vines and Mexican Petunias!
Another view of what is to be planted...

Another view of what is to be planted…

Closeup of the 24 Chrysanthemums about to go in the ground!

Closeup of the 24 Chrysanthemums about to go in the ground!

Flower bed complete! Next step: the installation of a shade cover to complete our outside art classroom!

Flower bed complete! Next step: the installation of a shade cover to complete our outside art classroom!

Painted bottles ready to be transformed into flowers!

Painted bottles ready to be transformed into flowers!

Two t-shirt rugs in progress...

Two t-shirt rugs in progress…

A completed Color Wheel Collage including primary and secondary colors.

A completed Color Wheel Collage including primary and secondary colors.

In progress: A Color Wheel Collage that includes the primary, secondary and tertiary colors!

In progress: A Color Wheel Collage that includes the primary, secondary and tertiary colors!

Lucky mid-week find: a wooden palette to create a vertical garden!

Lucky mid-week find: a wooden palette to create a vertical garden!

Painting of the wooden palette almost complete! Next stop: soil and some succulents!

Painting of the wooden palette almost complete! Next stop: soil and some succulents!

Next week: Rain Barrel Projects!

Next week: Rain Barrel Projects!

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