Sunflowers blooming at the public library

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FARMINGTON – Bright, beautiful sunflowers are blooming at the Farmington Public Library, thanks to the students at Cascade Brook School.

Last spring,  fourth graders planted sunflower seeds in raised beds outside the art room windows at the school. When the students returned as fifth-graders they were greeted by an abundance of towering, multi-hued flowers.


Picture by Emma Haywood, a 5th grade student at Cascade Brook School, on display at the Farmington Public Library

The sunflowers then became the focus of a learning unit on the art and style of painter Georgia O’ Keefe. As part of the study, each student created a sunflower piece using pencil, India ink, oil pastels and watercolors.

A selection of the stunning, colorful works of art are now on display at the Farmington Public Library. A few examples of these talented students’ work can be seen here.


Picture by Mitchell Guillaume, a 5th Grade student at Cascade Brook School.


Picture by Emily McHugh, a 5th Grade student at Cascade Brook School.

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