By Matt de Simone
Students Leya Crawford, Kensie Kaufman, and Emma DeVillo from Breckinridge Elementary presented finished artwork featuring landscapes of Botetourt to Judge Paul Tucker at the Botetourt County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court last Thursday.
The students brainstormed to create a list of their ideas of Botetourt County landscapes, sketched their ideas, and then practiced. After visualizing their ideas, the students then chose their colors and imagery for their final projects.
Judge Tucker commended the students’ color selection and process in developing three lovely pictures. Breckinridge Principal Wyatt Turner and School Counselor Ashley Albright were on hand representing the school along with the students who provided the artwork.
The art project was an idea Tucker had after seeing student artwork adorning the wall of the Roanoke City JDR Court and thought a similar motif would brighten up the JDR court in Fincastle. A sign on the wall displaying the student artwork notes, “Collectively and individually, these exhibits showcase talented and imaginative young people of whom Botetourt County should be justifiably proud.”