Saluda students create art in and from environment

Fourth graders in Stephanie Uhrich’s science class at Saluda Elementary are being introduced to environmental art.

Students used found natural objects and the Elements of Art to create artwork. After studying environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy and fast and slow changes to the earth’s surface, students collected objects from the campus to create their own artwork in Goldsworthy’s style.

Students will be using tablets to record these changes to the earth’s surface thanks to a grant from the Tryon Fine Arts Center.

Students are enjoying being outside and observing their creations on a weekly basis.