Upon hearing the news that all students would be fully remote for the two weeks of school after the Thanksgiving holiday, Mr. Shreck, from Shoemaker Elementary, decided that he wanted to do something special for his students. “We are so lucky to be in a district that embraces the visual and performing arts and living in Lehigh Valley. We also have so many incredible areas where Art is displayed, produced and enjoyed,” says Shreck. So, he spoke with principal, Jackie Vogel, in hopes of conducting “Pop Ups” for the students on-location. He called it “Expedition Art”. She was extremely supportive and gave him the thumbs up!
During those two weeks, Shreck traveled to the Emmaus Public Library to view the massive Art Mural and artist paintings, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown Art Park, DaVinci’s Horse sculpture and the America On Wheels Auto Museum. Each day there were three sessions and students were able to take a tour of the area and also create a drawing to finish up their session. He even had the students work catch the eye of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and mascot, Miles. They messaged them back and forth on their awesome DaVinci Horse drawings and are sending something fun to the students all the way from Colorado.
All of the specialists in the elementary level definitely went above and beyond by creating these experiences for their students during these challenging times and it showed. It was definitely an amazing experience to be able to take the students on some trips outside of the classroom. Mr. Shreck was so thankful to all of the amazing people who helped make it possible!