Creating art is an important part of the education of young Bobcats, and being unable to physically attend art classes has not stopped students’ creative drive.
Elementary art teachers Danielle Platt, Nancy Cross and Maggie Parks have encouraged their students to continue creating while they’re at home. The teachers have been compiling photos of students’ artwork throughout the closure period.
“Art is therapy,” said Platt, who teaches Anson and Hoglan elementary students. “I know art helps me to think through life and can distract me from my troubles. So, when these kids do their art projects with me or with their families, it is helping them mentally and sometimes physically, too.”
Fisher and Woodbury elementary art teacher Maggie Parks said she has enjoyed watching students show their resourcefulness while working on art projects.
“One of my favorite activities was when the students created artwork with found objects outside, in the spirit of Andrew Goldsworthy,” she said. “Another of my favorites was asking the students to recreate a famous work of art by posing like it. This activity has been popular across the country thanks to the Getty Museum Challenge.”
Check out the images to see what MCSD elementary students have been creating during the school closure.