Carl J. Lamb Schools art and music nights start this week.

Carl J. Lamb Schools art and music nights start this week.

Art teacher Kaleigh Jones and music teacher Hattie Skvorak have organized the events and have been preparing for this week for several months.

"The students have worked so hard for this, and they love it," Skvorak said.

The visual and performing arts events start on Tuesday, May 16th, at 4:15 p.m., with the kindergarten art show kicking things off. 

The kindergarten and 1st grade concerts follow at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively, with the 1st grade art show concluding the first night of events at 6:30 p.m. 

2nd and 3rd graders perform their concerts and art shows on Thursday, May 18th, starting at 4:15 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. The 4th graders perform next Tuesday, May 23rd, at 4:15 p.m. 

Every student that regularly attends art class has a piece that they have submitted for the show. The students were able to choose what they wanted to paint.

"I really wanted it to be up to the child to display the artwork that they were proud of," Jones said.

The kindergarten and 1st grade art students started their process by exploring the materials and expanding their creativity. The 3rd and 4th graders began to learn more skill building and learned about value and form. Jones has been thrilled with her students' work.

"I'm looking forward to people coming and sharing it," Jones said. "It's been amazing to see what we do in the art room to be shown throughout the school, and it's kind of a nice representation of the work and the growth that the kids have had during art class. To have it up on the walls for everyone to see. It's been great."

Skvorak showed students the songs they'll sing at their concerts in February. They've had several rehearsals to get ready for this week, and she hopes the community recognizes the hard work the students put in to make it all come together.

"I just hope they see our hard work and how much the students enjoy it," Skvorak said. "I want them to have a good concert product that they're really proud of."

To see a video guide on how to get to the concert, click here.