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St. Cloud Elementary School Teaches Art Techniques and Kindness


WEST ORANGE, NJ – St. Cloud Elementary School art teacher Lori Howe has spent the past few weeks teaching her second-grade students the art of Quilling, and also made some time to teach a big lesson in kindness and compassion.


Last week, Howe instructed her second-grade students in the art of Quilling. Quilling is the art of curling paper into various designs, forms, and shapes and gluing them onto a flat background to create relief sculptures, producing a 3D effect. Students practiced their designs last week and worked on their final designs the week of Feb. 5.


Howe also made time to work with students in grades 1-5 to design and create Valentine’s Day cards for local veterans, helping to instill in them a sense of kindness and compassion.


“The cards are being picked up from St. Cloud this week and delivered to VA hospitals in East Orange and Linden,” noted Howe. 



St. Cloud Quilling

St. Cloud art teacher Lori Howe teaches second grade students the art of Quilling.

St. Cloud Quilling

Students work on their designs.

St. Cloud Quilling

Final designs are glued into place.

St. Cloud Valentines

 Howe with St. Cloud students and their Valentine's Day cards for local veterans.

Cynthia Cumming
Feb. 7, 2018