Sag Harbor Elementary School’s pre-kindergarten and kindergarten art class get ready for the 2022 Parrish Art Museum Student Exhibition

Sag Harbor Elementary School’s pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are preparing for the 2022 Parrish Art Museum Student Exhibition. This annual exhibition features the work of over 600 young artists on Eastern Long Island. This year will be the 65th year the exhibition has prospered.

To register for the exhibition, teachers submit an outline of their student’s group or individual projects. Title, medium, dimensions, grade level, and description are defining factors of the art to be created and displayed. 

This year, the Sag Harbor pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are joining together to create the planets in our solar system complete with a 3D model of the James Webb Telescope.  

As a sneak peek into this year’s project, Art Teacher, Lisa Miller, shared, “The pre-k and kindergarten students have been working eagerly with watercolor, clay, and papier mache to finish their exhibit for the student art show at the Parrish Art Museum. By recreating the planets in our solar system and building a 3D model of the James Webb Telescope, the students are ready to reach for the stars and explore space with their imaginations.”

Students must work together for the project to be complete on time and as a functioning whole. During class, students learned about the solar system and current innovations in Space Exploration using mixed media elements. This led to curiosity and discussions that translated into the work itself.

“Students have been ecstatic to learn and talk about the ‘what ifs’ of space. The ideas and questions during class discussions help to inspire creativity and spark curiosity in their everyday lives. They cannot wait to bring their families to see all of their hard work in a ‘real’ museum,” explained Miller.

The 2022 Parrish Art Museum Student Exhibition will be open to viewers March 12 through April 10. For the Sag Harbor pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students, they plan to take the exhibition out of this world.