A Banner Year in Winsted
WINSTED â€” The Winsted Journal and supporting businesses on these pages salute Laurel City students from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, who teamed up with the Winchester Collaborative for Community Learning to produce hand-painted banners for display in downtown Winsted and in East End Park.
Pictured are some of the banners produced by 85 students in town who participated in this successful community effort this summer. The students were taught basic design principals of scale, proportion and color theory to each create a one-of-a-kind banner. Their designs reflect their personalities and the pride they have in their community.
The collaborative thanked Julie Rego, a textile designer who created the project and worked with the many classes of students. Pearson Middle School art teacher Anastasia Bartus welcomed students into her classrooms for the project, as did art teacher Valerie Berger of St. Anthony School. The collaborative also thanked Winsted Recreation Director Alesia Corso for her efforts in getting the project rolling from the start.
Take the time to walk up and down Main Street and East End Park to view the wonderful art gallery consisting of student banner designs.
Listed are the 85 students who participated in the Winsted banner project.
Brandi Gilbert Corey
Shannon Mc Grane