March is National Youth Art Month. Schools all across the United States, including Waldo Pafford Elementary, are celebrating the creative spirit of their students.
At WPE, student art covers the walls of the “A” wing, transforming the area into a kaleidoscope of color and fun. From paper-sculpture projects celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to mixed media projects based on the illustrations of Eric Carle, students are showcasing their talents.
Under the direction of art teacher Carol Ann Hough, students participate in a broad-based art program that includes core elements, art history, art as a career and a variety of techniques that many students otherwise would not have the opportunity to explore.
The program supports the core curriculum with art projects that utilize history, creative movement, original writing and technology. Students are encouraged to see that the arts are a vital part of their everyday lives, Hough said.
WPE also is a member of Artsonia, the largest international online art museum for student art. WPE has been ranked as one of the top 10 school sites in Georgia for the past five years.
To see more of the students’ art, go to the school’s website at www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=106241.