Anticipation hung in the air at Waverly Avenue Elementary School as teams of fifth grade student-artists raced the clock during the inaugural Art Chopped Competition, which mimicked the popular Food Network Television show “Chopped.”
Over three rounds, students were provided with a box filled with various supplies and a list of specifications their artistic creation had to follow for that round. During each timed round, students worked expeditiously to create a work of art that met all of the specifications while using all of the materials provided.
At the completion of each round, teams presented their work to a panel of three judges who judged the work based on creativity, collaboration and the use of materials. After each round, teams were eliminated based on the judges’ decisions until a winner was selected.
Concluding a competitive final round, Team Powerful Painters was selected as the winner of the competition.