Lucas Boyd, a first-grader at Newington Forest Elementary School, with his ducks.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
Student artwork from six local schools was featured during the South County Pyramid Art Show held for the first time last week at the Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-16, in Lorton. The artwork came from student artists at Laurel Hill Elementary, Newington Forest Elementary, Silverbrook Elementary, Halley Elementary, South County Middle School, and South County High School.
Ashley Birkmaier, a teacher at Laurel Hill Elementary, said about 20 pieces were selected from each art teacher, based on the students' hard work ethics, quality and the end product. “We’re so happy that the Workhouse has decided to allow us to have our show here,” she said. “I think our Pyramid pushes our students to perform at the highest level that they’re capable of.”
Robert Christie, an art teacher at South County High School, added, “What we love about this show is seeing how the kids progress from elementary school to high school. A nice progression of skills is what we’re hoping to see and what the community can see.”