“This is one of my favorite days of the year.” That’s how Loudonville Elementary Principal Kerry Flynn began her lesson to sixth grade students, a lesson that brings her back to her roots: art.
Prior to becoming one of North Colonie’s six elementary school principals, Principal Flynn served for four years as the district’s Art Department Supervisor, and prior to that role, was an art teacher for ten years.
Every year, Flynn makes it a priority to get back into the classroom, a place she says she loves to be. She recently stepped into Mrs. Duffy’s 6K art class to teach a lesson on graphic design, giving students the task of creating and pitching an idea for a school yearbook cover.
Principal Flynn discussed possible themes with the students, emphasizing big lettering and big images. Students, assuming the role of designers, individually worked on line drawings and then had the option of finishing drawings with color in groups.
The designs the students created will be considered for the cover of Loudonville Elementary School’s 2014-15 yearbook.
Click here for a gallery of photos from the lesson.