Students in Old Trail School’s Early Childhood Program classes have been studying the works of Dale Chihuly, a glass artist who has installations all over the world including: Venice, Finland, Jerusalem, the ceiling of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, and even one at The University of Akron. Students learned about glass blowing and watched how this process takes teamwork, patience, and following directions very carefully.
Each class group voted on the colors they wanted to paint their Chihuly-inspired creation and sought help from the greater School community to collect water bottles. More than 700 bottles were collected and sorted, painted (rainbow colors) and cut into spirals. Then the children worked together to attach the pieces to cylindrical netting in the middle of the structure, creating a beautiful chandelier that is proudly displayed in the School’s main lobby.