Over the course of the year, Gulf Shores Elementary School has been involved in a project to recreate hallways into Ecosystems. The art in the hallways was dated and needed a fresh idea that would …
Over the course of the year, Gulf Shores Elementary School has been involved in a project to recreate hallways into Ecosystems. The art in the hallways was dated and needed a fresh idea that would also tie into Gulf Shores City Schools’ vision and core values.
Gulf Shores Elementary began this project by ordering books related to each Ecosystem so that students could learn about the Ecosystems and do research to help with ideas. Then groups of teachers began to meet to collaborate and make plans for decorating these hallways. Over Christmas holidays, the walls were repainted with base coats decided on by teachers.
Local artists with reputations of creating beautiful pieces, and who were all alumni of Gulf Shores Schools, were contacted and the project began. Many people have donated to this project, and Gulf Shores Elementary has written grants and held fundraisers to pay for the costs associated with the project.
Currently Gulf Shores Elementary has JD and Michael Swiger from Swiger Studios, Kelly West, Addison Bullard, Jordan Bodenhamer, Jaclyn Holland, and high school students all making this project come to life. In addition, Schneider is assisting in creating a sign and information to bring this project all together. It is already something to see, and the work from the teachers and artists is making this project a successful one that students will learn from and enjoy for years to come.