P.S. 34 celebrates annual art parade
Nearly 100 parents packed into the schoolyard of Public School 34, many with their camera in hand, in hopes of capturing their child’s big moment. But this wasn’t graduation day, it was the school’s annual art parade.
Around 9 a.m., every class from Kindergarten to fifth grade slowly entered the schoolyard and took a seat. School Principal Carmen Asselta greeted the audience and thanked everyone for coming to the event. She then passed the mic to Lisa Summa, the school’s art teacher.
Summa explained that each class was assigned an artist and spent time studying the artist’s life and artwork. Students then created their own artwork based on the artist they studied and would now present their creations in the art parade.
To start the parade, Summa handed the mic to two Kindergarten students who gave a rough summary of Claude Monet’s life. The two then joined their class, which then walked around the courtyard showing off their wonderful artwork as the parents in the audience waved to their kids and snapped photographs.