YOU ARE HERE: Burbank HomeCollections

Students celebrate Art at Harte

February 23, 2002

Maya Kukes

NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Social studies and math were traded for Picasso

and Monet for a while Friday at Bret Harte Elementary School. Students

studied the notable artists and others, and created art as part of "Art

at Harte" day.

For several hours, students attended classes with teachers other than

their usual ones. Each teacher focused on one artist, discussing style


and history. The students then made some of their own art, inspired by

the artists they studied.

"The kids love it," third-grade teacher Barbara Eisner said. "They

love going to another class, being with another teacher."

"Art at Harte" is in its sixth year. Eisner came up with the idea

after hearing about a similar program at another school. She thought it

fit perfectly with the district's discipline-based art


Burbank Leader Articles Burbank Leader Articles