Painting their tiger stripes


Heber Hunt students create tiger eye artwork on field trip

Alex Alvarado, a fourth-grade student, adds graphic lines to his tiger painting Wednesday afternoon as a part of the mixed-age class at Heber Hunt Elementary School. The 40 students in the class spent the day at the Fox Theatre Event Center painting and later receiving a tour of an ambulance and playing on the courthouse lawn. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Audrey Lewis concentrates on her painting of an eye of a tiger. Each student in the mixed-age class painted the same image of a tiger’s eye that they were allowed to have as a keepsake from their field trip. “It is really a great experience that they get to keep their painting since the majority of the students will graduate from Smith-Cotton,” teacher Dana White said. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Isabella Eichler, a second-grader at Heber Hunt, carefully paints the sides of her canvas Wednesday afternoon during her class’ field trip. The trip was sponsored by the PTA and from the proceeds of a fundraiser the students participated in earlier this year. Students sold candy bars and used a portion of the proceeds for the trip. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


From left, Elyssa Dodson, a third-grade student, Faith Lewis, fourth-grader, and Aryana Binkley, a second-grader, all from Heber Hunt Elementary, take a break Wednesday afternoon with the rest of their class from painting to enjoy a game of patty cake outside the Fox Theatre Event Center. The three girls were all laughter and smiles as they increased the speed of their hand movements during the game. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Heber Hunt third-grade student Brenden Cardwell takes a step back to eye his work while painting the image of a tiger eye during his field trip Wednesday. Amanda Jamison from Lush and Brush Studio in Hannibal provided step-by-step instructions on how to paint and personalize each canvas. Ashley Knierim, who teaches the younger grades in the mixed-grade class, said the teachers always try to find new and creative field trips for the students each year, adding that this year was special because the students had the opportunity to keep their paintings. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Malaki Reed carefully applies paint to his canvas while working on his project Wednesday afternoon at the Fox Theatre Event Center. The third-grader was one of 40 students in the mixed-age class at Heber Hunt Elementary. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Heber Hunt fourth-grade student Eyad Ahmed studies his painting Wednesday afternoon while his teacher Dana White shows him where to add placement lines on his painting. Each of the 40 students in the mixed-age class were allowed to keep their finished work at the end of the field trip. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Heber Hunt students create tiger eye artwork on field trip

Alex Alvarado, a fourth-grade student, adds graphic lines to his tiger painting Wednesday afternoon as a part of the mixed-age class at Heber Hunt Elementary School. The 40 students in the class spent the day at the Fox Theatre Event Center painting and later receiving a tour of an ambulance and playing on the courthouse lawn. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051916paintthe-town1.jpgAlex Alvarado, a fourth-grade student, adds graphic lines to his tiger painting Wednesday afternoon as a part of the mixed-age class at Heber Hunt Elementary School. The 40 students in the class spent the day at the Fox Theatre Event Center painting and later receiving a tour of an ambulance and playing on the courthouse lawn. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Audrey Lewis concentrates on her painting of an eye of a tiger. Each student in the mixed-age class painted the same image of a tiger’s eye that they were allowed to have as a keepsake from their field trip. “It is really a great experience that they get to keep their painting since the majority of the students will graduate from Smith-Cotton,” teacher Dana White said. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051916paintthetown2.jpgAudrey Lewis concentrates on her painting of an eye of a tiger. Each student in the mixed-age class painted the same image of a tiger’s eye that they were allowed to have as a keepsake from their field trip. “It is really a great experience that they get to keep their painting since the majority of the students will graduate from Smith-Cotton,” teacher Dana White said. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Isabella Eichler, a second-grader at Heber Hunt, carefully paints the sides of her canvas Wednesday afternoon during her class’ field trip. The trip was sponsored by the PTA and from the proceeds of a fundraiser the students participated in earlier this year. Students sold candy bars and used a portion of the proceeds for the trip. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051916paintthe-town3.jpgIsabella Eichler, a second-grader at Heber Hunt, carefully paints the sides of her canvas Wednesday afternoon during her class’ field trip. The trip was sponsored by the PTA and from the proceeds of a fundraiser the students participated in earlier this year. Students sold candy bars and used a portion of the proceeds for the trip. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

From left, Elyssa Dodson, a third-grade student, Faith Lewis, fourth-grader, and Aryana Binkley, a second-grader, all from Heber Hunt Elementary, take a break Wednesday afternoon with the rest of their class from painting to enjoy a game of patty cake outside the Fox Theatre Event Center. The three girls were all laughter and smiles as they increased the speed of their hand movements during the game. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051916paint-the-town4.jpgFrom left, Elyssa Dodson, a third-grade student, Faith Lewis, fourth-grader, and Aryana Binkley, a second-grader, all from Heber Hunt Elementary, take a break Wednesday afternoon with the rest of their class from painting to enjoy a game of patty cake outside the Fox Theatre Event Center. The three girls were all laughter and smiles as they increased the speed of their hand movements during the game. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Heber Hunt third-grade student Brenden Cardwell takes a step back to eye his work while painting the image of a tiger eye during his field trip Wednesday. Amanda Jamison from Lush and Brush Studio in Hannibal provided step-by-step instructions on how to paint and personalize each canvas. Ashley Knierim, who teaches the younger grades in the mixed-grade class, said the teachers always try to find new and creative field trips for the students each year, adding that this year was special because the students had the opportunity to keep their paintings. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051916paintthe-town5.jpgHeber Hunt third-grade student Brenden Cardwell takes a step back to eye his work while painting the image of a tiger eye during his field trip Wednesday. Amanda Jamison from Lush and Brush Studio in Hannibal provided step-by-step instructions on how to paint and personalize each canvas. Ashley Knierim, who teaches the younger grades in the mixed-grade class, said the teachers always try to find new and creative field trips for the students each year, adding that this year was special because the students had the opportunity to keep their paintings. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Malaki Reed carefully applies paint to his canvas while working on his project Wednesday afternoon at the Fox Theatre Event Center. The third-grader was one of 40 students in the mixed-age class at Heber Hunt Elementary. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051916paintthetown6.jpgMalaki Reed carefully applies paint to his canvas while working on his project Wednesday afternoon at the Fox Theatre Event Center. The third-grader was one of 40 students in the mixed-age class at Heber Hunt Elementary. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Heber Hunt fourth-grade student Eyad Ahmed studies his painting Wednesday afternoon while his teacher Dana White shows him where to add placement lines on his painting. Each of the 40 students in the mixed-age class were allowed to keep their finished work at the end of the field trip. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051916paintthetown7.jpgHeber Hunt fourth-grade student Eyad Ahmed studies his painting Wednesday afternoon while his teacher Dana White shows him where to add placement lines on his painting. Each of the 40 students in the mixed-age class were allowed to keep their finished work at the end of the field trip. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Alex Alvarado, a fourth-grade student, adds graphic lines to his tiger painting Wednesday afternoon as a part of the mixed-age class at Heber Hunt Elementary School. The 40 students in the class spent the day at the Fox Theatre Event Center painting and later receiving a tour of an ambulance and playing on the courthouse lawn. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Audrey Lewis concentrates on her painting of an eye of a tiger. Each student in the mixed-age class painted the same image of a tiger’s eye that they were allowed to have as a keepsake from their field trip. “It is really a great experience that they get to keep their painting since the majority of the students will graduate from Smith-Cotton,” teacher Dana White said. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Isabella Eichler, a second-grader at Heber Hunt, carefully paints the sides of her canvas Wednesday afternoon during her class’ field trip. The trip was sponsored by the PTA and from the proceeds of a fundraiser the students participated in earlier this year. Students sold candy bars and used a portion of the proceeds for the trip. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

From left, Elyssa Dodson, a third-grade student, Faith Lewis, fourth-grader, and Aryana Binkley, a second-grader, all from Heber Hunt Elementary, take a break Wednesday afternoon with the rest of their class from painting to enjoy a game of patty cake outside the Fox Theatre Event Center. The three girls were all laughter and smiles as they increased the speed of their hand movements during the game. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Heber Hunt third-grade student Brenden Cardwell takes a step back to eye his work while painting the image of a tiger eye during his field trip Wednesday. Amanda Jamison from Lush and Brush Studio in Hannibal provided step-by-step instructions on how to paint and personalize each canvas. Ashley Knierim, who teaches the younger grades in the mixed-grade class, said the teachers always try to find new and creative field trips for the students each year, adding that this year was special because the students had the opportunity to keep their paintings. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Malaki Reed carefully applies paint to his canvas while working on his project Wednesday afternoon at the Fox Theatre Event Center. The third-grader was one of 40 students in the mixed-age class at Heber Hunt Elementary. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Heber Hunt fourth-grade student Eyad Ahmed studies his painting Wednesday afternoon while his teacher Dana White shows him where to add placement lines on his painting. Each of the 40 students in the mixed-age class were allowed to keep their finished work at the end of the field trip. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

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