You’ve probably seen the Snoopy, wings, and other chalk drawings scattered around campus. These drawings were done by art teacher Caitlin Miller’s eighth grade art class. These chalk drawings were just started this year after Miller saw examples of these on Pinterest, a social network that allows its users to share and save photos.
“It looked fun [and the students] really liked it. They had a lot of fun,” Miller said.
Eighth grade students Reilly Brady and Jonathan Phillips also agreed that the new project was really enjoyable. They also added that it was very different from their other projects.
“It was cool to do something interactive with the ground outside,” Brady said.
“It’s more open and more people can see it and it’s not in a confined space. You can get help from everyone around you, other than just Ms. Miller,” Phillips said.
To most people, art seems to be an indoor activity. However, this chalk art has shown students that art can be done in any sort of environment. Sadly, a bout of rain and students’ footsteps have rubbed away some of the chalk art that students had made. Luckily, knowing that art does not last long on pavement, Miller took pictures of the artworks, some with the artists themselves interacting with their pieces.
Chalk art was not the only piece of artwork displayed in the Pinewood public in the past few weeks. An Evolution of Art Theory project, which showcased the skills the students have learned so far, done by the Art Theory 2 class was also put up next to the office. Colorful pictures of students, each displaying a student doing a motion, were propped up on a table.
According to junior Akayla Hackson, this visual arts project was different from other projects, as well.
“I think it is really cool that we came in as a class and did it together, instead of individually,” Hackson said.
Good teamwork was required, and although many ideas were thrown around, the class was able to work together.
“It was just random decisions…[and] we had many different topics…[but] we narrowed it down,” Hackson said.
All the public displays have shown that creativity is flowing from all grades of Pinewood.