Fourth graders enjoyed bringing a book to life with 3-D art, and transforming their library into an interactive art exhibit.

At Winston S. Churchill Elementary school, the library was transformed from an ordinary school library to an interactive art gallery, all as a culimnation to a reading project.

Fourth graders created three dimensional shadow boxes, displaying the scenes from the book “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” by E.L. Konigsburg. The students set up the display to resemble an art gallery, complete with tables and classical music.

“We wanted to set this up like an actual museum,” said fourth grade Language Arts teacher Diana Ferrito.  She teamed up with the other fourth grade teachers to bring the art gallery to life.

“We have classical music playing in the background and just like you would go into different galleries, this is exactly what they’re doing,” Ferrito said. “They’re going through the galleries and looking through the art work and it’s just really nice.”

Ferrito decided that the gallery walk was “a fun way to start the holiday season.”  It was also inspired by the book, which takes place in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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