In a special “Chalk Talk” art lesson with teacher Bethany Majestic, students at Commack Road recently studied Julian Beever, a British sidewalk chalk artist who has been creating trompe-l’oeil chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s. The students then created their own outdoor chalk masterpieces to beautify the school grounds and get their fellow students excited to start their day when they get off the bus.

“Our amazing young artists set the tone by creating a feeling of joy in students first thing in the morning,” Majestic said.