This spring, students at four different Arlington Community Centers designed and built pieces of a new sculpture for the Teen area at the Shirlington Branch Library.
Each group worked separately, without knowing what their peers were working on.
Yet when the letters were installed together for the first time at Shirlington, they formed a fantastic whole! See more photos on flickr.
Everyone at Shirlington is delighted by the hard work and devoted artistic efforts of the students at the Gunston Community Center, the Langston-Brown Community Center, the Lubber Run Community Center and the Walter Reed Community Center.
jose ortez says
i help with the letters
Kenneth James says
Great Job teens looks wonderful as a whole Lubber Run Rocks Baby !!!!
Ms. Joyce Harris says
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Taralynn Bateman says
Walter Reed Madw the first E because where awsome like that Woahhh!!:))
The project looks very nice. It came together nicely.
London Hall says
The exhibit in the library really represents the teens in Arlington. I like the idea for the “T” because it represents teens and also the two “E’s” they are very creative. I contributed to the first “E” by bringing in labels and drawing the “Urban Dreams”!
Ashley Jones says
Mattie Diarra says
I think that this project was great. The reason for this is because of each center that helped put thought and effort into it that made this project work. It was a little bit hard but gradually we finished and the work paid off.And for that I am appreciated and proud to be apart of this project.
Jennifer Droblyen says
As the art facilitator of this project, I am so impressed and amazed at the project in its completion. The four groups of kids worked very hard to plan, build and decorate the five large paper mache letters. The group at Lubber Run began the project by taking cardboard boxes, shaping them into letters and then adhering paper mache to them to make them rigid. After the letters were built, they took two letters (an E and N) and the rest went to different centers (T to Gunston, E to Walter Reed, and S to Langston). Each group then considered themes that represent what interest them the most and what they want to express about teens today. The T represents technology, E represents urban dreams, the third E represents sports, the N represents a maze, and the S represents a slithery snake. All of the centers worked individually and did not collaborate on a general theme- so the results are quite astonishing. I am extremely proud of the hard work and time that the kids put in to bring this project to fruition, and believe this is a wonderful cross section of expression from the kids across Arlington County.
Well I put the earrings on it and i also put labels for clothes on it to show what we wear and what types of accessories we wear !!!!!!!!!
MAlik Anderson says
I HELPED CONSTRUCT THE LETTERS.
jasmine connor says
i loved doing the paper mache on the letters i also loved making the soccer players out of clay.and i also loved painting the letters to. i just had so much fun making the letters and i also like all the grate ideas we did for the letters i had fun doing all this with Mrs.Joyce and the other Tenn members
Angie Leon says
We worked really hard on this, it looks great!!!
stephanie b.larios says
I think that the papermache look’s wonderful and terrific. One of the letter’s that I like is letter S because it look’s like a snake and snake’s is one of my favorite animals and also it took allot of work to do that letter and that’s the first letter of my name . My other favorite letter is the second E because that letter is based on soccer and is one of my favorite sport’s and my bother play’s soccer too and it also is the last letter of my name.