Fourteen art projects by sixth-graders from Dutch Broadway School in Elmont will be displayed at The Hillwood Art Museum on the campus of LIU Post this fall. The projects have all been part of a month-long effort to build 3-D galleries in students’ art classes under the guidance of art teachers Sofia Lozefski and Stephanie Cacchioli, along with regular teachers. The projects selected by museum workers were from Staney Jacob’s and Karen Rutledge’s classes.
Students began to create the galleries in groups after a visit to the museum in the fall of 2012. During that visit, students viewed and analyzed the personal art collection of William Randolph Hearst. They were taught the ways in which Hearst purchased and stored his art collection and were challenged to do the same.
The students, in all eight of the school’s sixth-grade classes, were able to select and purchase their very own art collections on the school’s fixed budget of $100,000. They used Sotheby’s modern art auction catalogue to gauge the value of their artwork.