The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

Presents “An African Art Adventure” By The Students From 

Forest Dale Elementary

Open House  October 7th 2:00PM – 4:00PM – All are welcome

  This exhibit details the many new things the Forest Dale students discovered about Africa; the artworks, the animals, and the cultural traditions. Each grade level focused on a particular tradition or animal from Africa:

Kindergarten – Roaring LionsThe Kindergarten students used watercolor paints and oil pastels to create their own lions as they practiced their scissors skills.

1st Grade – Elegant ElephantsThese students used watercolor paints, crayons and construction paper to create elephants while practicing scissors skills.

2nd Grade – Mud Cloths Traditional “mud cloths” were made by the 2nd grade students by using tempera paints and raffia. The students completed their mud cloths with traditional symbols.

3rd Grade – Adinkra Cloths – 3rd Grade students made “adinkra symbol” stamps to imprint on their own Adinkra cloths made from construction paper. The students learned Adinkra cloths come from the Ashanti people in Ghana.

4th Grade – African Masks – The students studied different African masks from all over the continent by looking at many examples of masks. Then the students made their own masks which display the favorite parts of the masks they studied.

5th Grade – African Safari Landscapes – The 5th Grade students drew African animals and Acacia trees to create their own African landscape. Then they used a combination of watercolor paints on their landscape to create an African “silhouette”.

Art Teacher – Sarah Zadny

Sarah Zadny has been an elementary art teacher at Forest Dale Elementary for 6 years.  Mrs. Zadny has taught Art in several different states including Pennsylvania, Texas, and Arkansas. She is an Illustration graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design.

Sarah also is an accomplished artist by her own right but her true passion is “getting messy” with her students.

The Gallery Annex

Presents artwork created by art students from

Carmel, Clay, and Creekside Middle Schools, and Carmel High School

The CAC’s Community Art Exhibit

Showcasing student art from Carmel’s “Sister City” Kawachinagano, Japan.  This interesting exhibit features “scrolls” which were created by Kawchinagano art students after they read a letter sent to them by a “Ninja”.  The scrolls show how each art student interpreted the letter.

This student art exchange program is coordinated through the efforts of the non-profit “Carmel-Kawachinagano Sister Cities Organization” and annually brings artwork from Japan to the Carmel Arts Council to display.  Likewise student artwork from the Carmel-Clay Schools is sent to Kawchinagano.


Regular Hours
The Gallery is open:

Friday:           5:00PM-7:00PM
Saturday:      5:00PM-7:00PM
Sunday:         2:00PM-4:00PM

Special Hours for the Month of October:

  • October 13th        5:00PM-9:00PM   for the Arts and Design District’s Gallery Walk


We look forward to seeing you!

Gallery Contact Information
Donna Tutwiler, CAC Gallery Coordinator

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