Danville Express

Cover Story - December 21, 2007

Joys of the season

Children's art expresses the wonderful feelings of the holidays

by Jordan M. Doronila

The ho-ho-holidays are arriving like winter snowflakes, as families begin to celebrate. Feel the warmth of cozy fires, hear the joy of the carols and the bells, and smell the favorite foods that are prepared at this time each year.

The holidays have inspired children at San Ramon Valley Christian Academy and St. Isidore's School in Danville to create art that reflects an endearing spirit of giving, hope and memories. Art teachers have been working with students to come up with interesting pieces to express the warm feelings of the season.

Second-grade students at St. Isidore's made glittering, ornamental birds under the supervision of art instructor Katie Mirault. Her eighth-graders studied positive/negative images in their holiday designs. Those at the Christian Academy created a myriad of pictures in Christmas themes with art teacher Bill Di Michele, who encouraged his students to find the holiday spirit in their artwork. They used pastels and colored pencils.

Enjoy the children's art - as a gift of the holiday season.

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