The Miller Middle School library is decked out with some new, colorful artwork thanks to the creative efforts of the school’s Art Club.
Led by art teachers Stephanie Lane and Lindsay Delagardelle, the group of more than 40 seventh and eighth grade students created five large paintings to hang in the library. The idea was proposed to the club by teacher librarian David Stanfield, who says it’s the final step in the process of making the library more inviting and comfortable for students.
“We’ve cleaned house to free up a lot of space, added some relaxing furniture, some nice book cases, painted the walls to add some color, and now these make a great finishing touch,” Stanfield said.
Art Club met once a month for an hour. During that time students worked collaboratively to develop and sketch their ideas, then illustrated them before beginning to paint.
“The project was a large undertaking and it took the entire year to complete,” Delagardelle said. “The members really seemed to enjoy the process of creating a public piece of art and did a great job with the large task.”