The City of Portland Art Tax Oversight Committee needed some artwork for mail flyers, sprucing up their office and art tax reminder notices. I submitted a number of different pieces from Hayhurst. Kannon (4th grade), Chase Walter (2nd grade) and Kai Parker(3rd grade) were the lucky winners who were chosen!

On Monday, December 3 a reception is being held at the City of Portland Revenue Division office to honor these students. The reception will be from 5:30-6:15. All are welcome.

On December 3rd I will be having a guest artist teach to the 4th grade classes. Julia Meschter was a Nike graphic designer and children’s book published author. Her book is titled The Artist’s Alphabet which will be available for purchase after the lessons. (watch for a flyer home) She will be teaching the 2 fourth grade classes with me, enlightening us about her journey as an artist before the lesson. We will be practicing her craft in class.

K, 1, 2 has finished their 6-week session of art classes. They will begin again the week of January 28th.

The artwork created in class is most often kept until the Art Show. The Art Show will be held on April 18th this year.

Thank you for all your support and all my lovely volunteers in art classes!

Mrs. Debi Crawford