Second-grader Morgan Schaeffer created this mixed media piece at Brumfield Elementary in Warrenton.
• Artist: Morgan Schaeffer.
• Age: 8
• School: James G. Brumfield Elementary in Warrenton.
• Artwork title: “Hiding in the Leaves.”
• Medium: Mixed media (tempera paint, sharpie and string).
• Brief description of assignment: We went outside to study leaves and sketch them. Then we used our imaginations to create a creature that would be hiding in a leaf pile. This creature can be camouflaged under the leaves or pop out to surprise you.
• Teacher: Jess Beach.