New Haven’s Introduction to Art class, 2D art class, and 3D art class are carving pumpkins to submit to the Fire Fest competition, hosted in downtown New Haven on November 4th. Pin Oak Farms kindly donated about 40 pumpkins to these classes for their carvings. New Haven students have done this for the past several years, hoping to win individual 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.
Art teacher Katie Borcherding says that this project is one of the most popular ones that she does-- that she gets asked in August by the students when exactly they will be doing this project.
These students have officially started thinking of ideas and started carving their pumpkins. Mrs. Borcherding stated that they only work on these pumpkins for a few days to avoid them rotting in her room.
Senior Lydia Pataky was asked how she thought she was going to do in the competition. She replied, “I think I am going to do amazing because I am awesome and creative.”
Michelle Bahena, senior, was asked how she thought she was going to do and what her ideas for her pumpkin were. Michelle commented, “I do not think that I will place, but I think I have some pretty cool ideas. I am either going to do a pumpkin eating another pumpkin, or a person trapped in a pumpkin.”
Miranda Durbin, junior, said that her favorite part of this project is to see everyone having some sort of inspiration, then eventually putting it on a pumpkin.
These art students will finish working on their carvings today, and tomorrow people will be able to see all the creative, carved pumpkins in downtown New Haven.