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Sanborn students have heart at the Palatine library

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  • The art work of Gray M. Sanborn second-graders on display at the Palatine Public Library.

      The art work of Gray M. Sanborn second-graders on display at the Palatine Public Library.
    Courtesy of Palatine Public Library District

  • It's 'Raining Hearts' on Joanna Angelopoulos, the art teacher at Gray M. Sanborn Elementary School in Palatine.

      It's 'Raining Hearts' on Joanna Angelopoulos, the art teacher at Gray M. Sanborn Elementary School in Palatine.
    Courtesy of Palatine Public Library District

  • As part of the "You Can't Have Art Without Heart" program at the Palatine Library, Sanborn second-graders created these heart art projects to take home.

      As part of the "You Can't Have Art Without Heart" program at the Palatine Library, Sanborn second-graders created these heart art projects to take home.
    Courtesy of Palatine Public Library District

 
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It's easy to see that the students at Sanborn School have heart when it comes to creating fabulous works of art.

Joanna Angelopoulos, the art teacher at Sanborn, came up with the idea to teach a lesson focused on the works of Jim Dine, an American pop artist who uses colorful hearts as his main subject. Angelopoulos thought it would be great to have the students copy his style in a 2-D piece and then to create a 3-D sculpture of their image to display. She also asked the students to write something that they do to show love.

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The resulting final pieces were astonishing, with phrases like "love is hugging my mom" and "love is being gentle to animals."

Angelopoulos reached out to the Palatine library to create a family program that took place on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Families were invited to come hear a story called "The Day It Rained Hearts," create their own valentines to take home, and even had their picture taken in a scene where it was "raining hearts."

What a fabulous way to spend the night before Valentine's Day! And the best part was that the second-graders, who created all these pieces, were able to show them off to their families in an art gallery style viewing at the Palatine library where they could mingle and enjoy refreshments with other classmates.

The event was open to the public and many were able to see the hard work of Angelopoulos and her students. The Palatine Public Library District would like to thank Sanborn School for their continued efforts. Additional pictures can be viewed on the Palatine Library's Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/palatinepubliclibrary.

The Palatine Public Library District www.palatinelibrary.org is your destination for knowledge, entertainment, and community. We serve approximately 90,000 residents predominantly within the communities of Palatine and Hoffman Estates.

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