Adaptive art class at Camden Hills Regional High School

Posted June 21, 2011, at 1:54 p.m.

Russell Kahn’s adaptive art class at Camden Hills Regional High School has something to smile about. The class interpreted one of Eric Carle’s painting-collages from “Draw Me a Star.” The big difference was that the students used construction paper and tempera paint instead of tissue paper and acrylics. But the process was the same. The class spent time creating an inventory of colored paper with a variety of texture and mark-making using brushes, sponges, forks, etc. They cut from the painted paper and regular construction paper and glued the shapes down. The adaptive art class was implemented a few years ago by Kahn for students who may need more one-to-one guidance with their art. In the final picture are (from left) Wyatt Timchak, Garrett Robbins, Christopher Cole, Kobi Kangas and Kahn.