Notes from Amsterdam Avenue
The 4th Grade Chair Project Each spring, art teacher Brian Delacey leads the 4th grade in constructing wooden chairs that have been creatively transformed into a person, place, or thing. Through their own hard work and ingenuity, these students build a useful and beautiful object that they then exhibit.
C O L I N M U R R AY
BRAINSTORMING At the start of the chair project, students sketch ideas for their chairs, drawing inspiration from their interests and the world around them.
CONSTRUCTION Mr. Delacey provides the raw materials, but it is up to the students to construct the chairs themselves using hand drills, hammers, nails, and wood glue. They saw out and attach any decorations necessary to bring their transformations to life, while making sure to build a strong structure.
PAINTING Once the carpentry and woodworking are finished, itâ€™s time to break out the paints. Careful thought goes into the colors and designs of these chairs.
PRESENTING The chairs are presented by the 4th graders to their classmates and parents at a special assembly.
S P R I N G 2019