Walk of the Fireflies

Over the past two weeks, 3rd and 4th graders at Thatcher Brook Primary School have been working with artist Gowri Savoor, during a very special residency to create fireflies for an interactive light installation.
Using recycled bottles and containers from the school cafeteria, our talented students have created some spectacular bugs. Look out for them at the Walk of the Fireflies this year at Dac Rowe Park, for this year’s River of Light finale.

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Lantern-Making Residency at TBPS, Waterbury 2014

The lantern-making residency at Thatcher Brook Primary School has just drawn to a close. 3rd and 4th graders worked with artist Gowri Savoor to make some beautiful lanterns based on a simple saltbox house, in keeping with the theme of Our Town. The students really enjoyed working with the willow–we realized that 4th graders have made a lantern and attended the lantern procession every year that they have been in school, since starting in Kindergarten. Here are a few images from the 2-week residency.