Art Beautifcation Projects

The Art Beautification Project started after the creation  of the Chappaqua Mural project in 2007 as a tribute to Mark Soss commemorating his principal-ship of twenty-nine years at Roaring Brook Elementary School.  

Chappaqua Mural created by students 2007

After the installation of the Chappaqua Mural, the Fourth Grade Art Beautification Project was conceptualized and born through the initiative of then RB PTA Chair Diane Wendel, with the unwavering support of Principal Eric Byrne, and Art Teacher Lynn Palmer. Over the years, it became an incredible legacy on its own.  Each year a fourth grade class leaves behind a creative work of art contributing to the beautification of our school. It has evolved over the years in many different art disciplines, but always enhances the beauty of our school community. 

"Hooray! We are the kids from Roaring Brook!"

Year Title Instructor
2007 Chappaqua Murals Ms. Palmer
2008 Flowers & Tessellations Ms. Palmer
2009 Butterfly Garden Ms. Palmer
2010 Under the Sea Ms. Palmer
2011 Stepping Stones Ms. Palmer
2012 ABC Tiles Ms. Palmer
2013 Rainbow Animal Friends Ms. Palmer
2014 Photography Ms. Teevan
2015 Yarn Bomb Ms. Teevan
2016 Nature Trail Revitalization Ms. Wendel
2017 Patriotic Mosaic Flag Mural Ms. Wendel
2018 Roaring Stone Brook

Ms. Feldman
& Ms. Wendel

2019 Make A Difference Mrs. Elwood,
Ms. Chousa,
& Ms. Wendel
2020 RBTube Ms. Wendel


Close up of the Chappaqua Mural project


Chappaqua Murals 2007

Chappaqua Mural project by students in 2007



Flowers & Tessellations 2008

Bluebell flowers acrylic flower painting four blossomsPink acrylic daisy painting with orange centerSunflower acrylic painting on blue background

Georgia O'Keefe style acrylic painted flowers created in 2008.

Butterfly Garden 2009

Ceramic butterfly garden

Ceramic butterfly garden "Seeds of Knowledge" created in 2009

Under the Sea 2010

Ceramic sea of fish swimming in schools

Ceramic schools of fish swimming in "Under the Sea" ~ 2010

Stepping Stones 2011

six mosaic stepping stones

Mosaic stepping stones created in 2011 dedicated to Principal Eric Byrne.

ABC Tiles 2012

ABC Tiles

Rainbow Animal Friends 2013

Rainbow friends cat with bird, swans, and two cats

Photography 2014

School bus capturing the seasonSeeing familiar things in new ways lion photoGetting up close with a orange and yellow gerber daisyfinding new perspectives picture of playground playset looking up

Yarn Bomb 2015

RBS YarnBomb2015 explaination of projecthydrant yarn bomb with a facerblion yarn bomb with muzzle and tail warmer

Nature Trail Revitalization 2016

Roaring Brook Edith Sliker Nature Trail banner

Patriotic & Pride Flag Mosaic 2017

Mosaic ceramic flag mural made by students in 2016 at Roaring Brook

"Only One You" Roaring Stone Brook 2018

Mary Ford DedicationRoaring Stone Brook 2018

Make a Difference 2019

Our Art Beautification project format is shifting a bit this year from a tangible product to an authentic, relevant concept driven by our students. Student mentor leaders brainstormed to determine an overarching theme of how to "make a difference" at Roaring Brook. Pondering such questions as, "How do you want to feel when you come to school each day? How do we want every member of our RBS community to feel each day?" Our students drove this year's project with a common theme of KINDNESS rising to the top. 


Here are the results of their projects:






RBTube 2020

Information coming soon!