Eclipse inspires out-of-this-world art

Teacher and student confer about art project

On Monday, aspiring astronomers in Marni Neenos’ fourth-grade class at New Scotland Elementary School wrapped up their study of the April 8 solar eclipse by recreating their favorite eclipse photo as a work of art.

Let by art teacher Helen’s Martin, students made vivid images of the eclipse on black construction paper with oil pastels and chalk. These personal eclipses will be the finishing touches on students’ mini-research projects on the subject. Look for their work displayed in the halls of New Scotland Elementary!

Check out a Facebook photo album of their artistry. (You don’t need a Facebook account to see the photos linked in the highlighted text. A window may appear that says, "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log on or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now.”)