About 1,200 Beech Hill Elementary School students on Thursday became the “paint” for a giant piece of artwork.

Daniel Dancer, a West Coast-based conceptual artist, created a nearly 200-foot by 200-foot lighthouse for the Dorchester District 2 elementary school.

“There’s never a dry run,” he said. “It’s like performance art. The performance is the art.”

Read more in Friday’s editions of The Post and Courier.