Meghan Elliott, 8, a second-grade student at St. Ambrose Catholic School, won an award from Picture the Music, a St. Louis Symphony program, for a painting she created for music class.
GODFREY — Meghan Elliott, 8, a second-grade student at St. Ambrose Catholic School, was one of 100 students to win an award for a painting she made for music class.
Kari Preston, Elliott’s music teacher, said kindergarten to sixth-grade students had to listen to a piece of classical music, discuss the composer and time period and create artwork based on what they discussed.
The award is presented by Picture the Music, an annual St. Louis Symphony program at Powell Hall.
Preston said the children listened to Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra, Movement IV, Intermezzo Interrotto.”
After discussing the composer and time period, it was up to the students to create their own interpretations of the piece through paintings, colorings and drawings.
Elliott’s winning piece was a cluster painting of eighth notes.
“It’s a real nice cluster of eighth notes, and it’s just painted beautifully,” Preston said.
“It is pretty neat-looking,” Elliott’s dad, Mark Elliott, said.
In addition to winning the award for her painting, Elliot’s creative mind earned her an honorable mention through the Illinois Department of Transportation for a slogan she created for the Child Passenger Safety Seat Poster Contest during Child Safety Month. Preston said this was to emphasize which car seat is most appropriate for a child’s age and size.
“Meghan created a drawing and a slogan for child safety seats; and her slogan won honorable mention,” she said.
Mark said his daughter’s slogan was “Before you drive down the street, please buckle your child in their safety seat.”