In March 2020, Pine Bush Elementary third grade students in Mrs. Monlea’s art class started a project based on Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny. They created beautiful clay pieces which were in the drying stage when school was closed across New York state. These art pieces sat dormant for the remainder of the school year. When the 2020-21 school year started, some students were receiving remote instruction so the art project remained on the shelf for an entire year, until this fall. A year and a half later and now in the fifth grade, Mrs. Monlea’s students picked up where they left off and completed their projects. Creativity, inspiration and determination all went into producing the vivid works of art that are now displayed in the district office.