Pembroke students illuminate letters with a personal touch

Fifth-grade students Matthew Williams, Kori Wilson and Annahita Ravanpak pose with their illuminated letters and art teacher Jeanne Branich.

Fifth-grade students Matthew Williams, Kori Wilson and Annahita Ravanpak pose with their illuminated letters and art teacher Jeanne Branich.

Pembroke Elementary School art teacher Jeanne Branich recently went Medieval on her students! Literally! Pembroke students used the Medieval style of illuminated letters to shed some light on their personal interests. Each student selected a letter from their name and drew pictures inside the letter.

3 thoughts on “Pembroke students illuminate letters with a personal touch

  1. Hello-I was searching “Illuminated Letters” on Google Images and came across this wonderful photo of three children and their art teacher, Ms. Branich.
    The illuminated letters are beautiful! Knowing that such methods are being taught
    gives me hope in a world dominated by technology.
    When classes in wood shop and metal shop in school became a thing of the past this greatly saddened me. We really need to bring back an appreciation of the arts and crafts in the classroom,beginning at an early age.Ms Branich has done that.
    To Matthew,Kori, and Annahita : Keep up the good work ! Diana Boegel

  2. I posted this on my page on Facebook and a number of people responded with comments how much they liked what the children and teacher did.

  3. Thank you for the history lesson and instructions on Illuminated Letters. The personal effect of displaying the student’s work as they stand with their teacher show “pride”. The students are proud of their work and the teacher is proud of them. As with other response posts – I agree that it is important to help children cultivate interest and their ability in this technique and learn to appreciate all historical periods of Art – be it Medieval or graphic design.

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