Art students contribute bird decorations to a tree at the Festival of Trees

Red bird decoration by a student
decorated tree at the YWCA
Click to enlarge

Several high school art students have contributed decorations to a tree at the Festival of Trees in Schenectady.

The Festival of Trees is a fundraiser for, and a partnership between, the Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA NorthEastern NY.

The display runs from December 5 – December 29 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission is $6 for adults, 12 and under are free.

The trees are displayed at the museum and library of Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Avenue Schenectady, NY 12305 and the YWCA NorthEastern NY at 44 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY 12305.

This year, under the direction of S-G teachers Kristin Bodden and Damian Croucher, the following high school art students painted or created ceramic birds to hang on the tree featured in the Annual Festival of Trees.

  • Jack Armstrong
  • Ayana Burns
  • Emma Curtin
  • Lily Dempsey
  • Kayla Duffy
  • Baileigh Hornick
  • Calleigh Jensen
  • Taryn Leubner
  • Morgan Lorey
  • Karaline McCarthy
  • Abby McKenna
  • Ellie Mott
  • Carolyn Preston
  • Susan Sidlauskas
  • Jasmine Temple
  • Annamae Woods
  • Greta Young

The topper was created by staff member, Chris Hornyak.

Here are all of the decorations created by students on Facebook.

Here are a few examples of their decorations:

eagle decoration by a student
Carolyn Preston Click to enlarge
blue decoration by a student
Kayla Duffy Click to enlarge.
brown decoration by a student
Greta Young Click to enlarge.
white and black decoration by a student
Abby McKenna Click to enlarge