Pine Forge Elementary School—Walking “Douglass Fur”
- Pine Forge Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization
8 Glendale Road
Pine Forge, PA 19548
Melissa L Woodard, principal
- Molly Lorenz, art teacher
Address: 250 Ridge Pike, A-132, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
About the sponsor:
Douglass Fur features images of his home—the Douglass Township countryside and his animal “neighbors”—raccoons, turkeys, skunks, foxes, ducks, pheasants, deer, squirrels. This small country school offers a more intimate and rural setting than some of the other elementary schools in the Boyertown School District.
About the artist:
Every child participated in the painting of Douglass Fur. Art teacher Molly Lorenz coordinated the project, worked with the 5 th and 6 th grade students, and added the finishing touches.
She was assisted by parent volunteer Cathy Olson who helped to prepare the bear for painting, organized and assisted the children in grades K to 4 as they painted, and accomplished a lot of the "fixing up.”
As a child Molly loved to draw; she received my bachelor's degree in elementary education from West Chester University and her certification and masters degree in art education from Kutztown University.
Molly believes in continuing education and takes courses in a variety of subjects; she enjoys photography and watercolor painting.