The Golden Valley Orchard School 8th graders created a rainbow spiral art installation for the 29th Annual ChaklItUp! Sacramento event on Labor Day Weekend in Fremont Park. The rainbow spiral art piece was guided by the practical art teachers, Deanna Ronningen and Theresa Keyser-Petty, and created to celebrate Golden Valley 20th and Waldorf Education’s 100th Anniversary. Golden Valley students, alumni, and community members contributed art on an adjacent sidewalk square.
The 8th grade students practiced the rainbow spiral by drawing it on paper with colored pencils and had a practical arts class dedicated to transcribing the design with chalk onto the pavement with string and yard sticks. The students worked in teams rotating every 20 minutes. The art piece was created in a two-hour time frame. The Golden Valley Charter Schools' sidewalk squares were next to the Sacramento Waldorf School's, which featured the art of two of their high school students and the art teacher.
Thank you to the 8th graders for creating this piece of art and sharing with the wider community. Thank to their families, Eighth Grade teacher, and practical art teachers for suppporting a wonderful group gift for an iconic art festival in the Sacramento region.