Middle and high school art students decorated Christmas trees that will be on display at the YWCA, 44 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, from Dec. 3-18 during the Festival of Trees.
The event is a fundraiser for The Festival of Trees is a fundraiser by and for the Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA NorthEastern NY.
The trees were decorated at school and brought to the YWCA.
Here is a description of the tree decorations by the Middle School and High School:
Students from Studio in Art and art club participated in the creation of this tree. These 6th through 8th graders wanted to express their school pride in the design of the tree. Students selected school colors or subject matter to be their inspiration. Students tried to represent all aspects of student life at the middle school. WE ARE TARTANS!!
At the high school, students in the Studio-Drawing and Painting 1, Lab in art, Art History and Art Club in grades 9-12 worked on the tree.
Scotia-Glenville High School Art
students dedicate this tree to all those who consider themselves
art lovers and recognize the importance of art in our lives.
Each painting was inspired by an original and well-known artwork
All participating classes and artists’ signatures can be found running throughout the tree on the red velvet ribbon.
Here is more information about the Festival of Trees:
Celebrate the season as we fill our galleries with lighted fir trees! Decorated from classic to kooky Christmas styles, the trees of the Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA glow with the enchantment of the holiday season. Join us throughout December for a shimmering, festive season!
Fun for all ages, and featuring a special program with crafts, treats, storytelling, Santa, musicians, and more on December 3rd!
Dates: Saturday, December 3rd – Sunday, December 18th
Times: Weekdays: 12 – 5 PM • Weekends 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost: Adults $5 • Kids $2 • Under 5 free!
The Festival of Trees is a fundraiser by and for the Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA NorthEastern NY. Parking is available in the YWCA lot. For more information please contact 374-0263 x4.
Here are the Scotia-Glenville Christmas trees. Click on the image to enlarge it.
High School decorated tree Middle School decorated tree
High School tree is on the left; Middle School tree is on the right
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