Jane Ingram Allen

"Bird Watching Project" at New York Mills Union Free School, New York Mills, NY. May 26 - June 1, 1998

New York Mills Installation of the Eagle, her nest and eaglets

Jane was an artist in residence at the New York Mills school located near Utica, New York. Jane worked with students in elementary through high school grades to create a "Bird Watching" installation in the school's new garden and outdoor classroom area, which has been designed by the school's art teacher, Amy Deller. Jane's residency was sponsored by the school's Art, Music and Drama Boosters Club which is also supporting the garden project. Jane led the students in designing and making 10 bird sculptures including an eagle and nest with two baby birds. Students also made many colorful butterflies and some bugs which hang from the trees in the garden space. The sculptures were made using handmade paper which the students made, painted and coated with polyurethane to help make them weather resistant.

New York Mills students working on birds and butterflys Ms. Deller

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