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Towslee Students Enjoy Art Experience
By Derek Deyling, BEAT Reporter
Towslee Elementary School has an Art Club! Sarah Cooper, art teacher at Towslee is in charge. The art club runs like a regular art studio. They take project requests from teachers and staff at Towslee and create one-of-a-kind art work.
They have painted bookshelves, garbage cans, posters, and a back drop for the talent show and also the floor for the father daughter dance. The art club has “art club royalty” members, who are a group of students selected to lead the club, are in charge of counting all earned “art monies” as well as deducting the amount for project “expenses.”
At the end of the year the members will vote on which activities would be most worth their earnings by selecting ways to celebrate from a party menu. The business aspect of the club has inspired students to connect their efforts to a real world workplace where you earn the most when you are working your hardest.
There are 52 members from third, fourth and fifth grade. Since there are so many members there are two groups: one meeting on Tuesdays and the other on Thursdays from 3:30 until 4:45 p.m. They each work in a small group to complete projects from planning to completion.
The largest project this year has been a large mural designed and perfected by 15 of the art club’s finest. The project took 10 weeks to complete with the help of the Brunswick Rotary club who made a generous contribution. Sherman Williams also generously donated mis-tinted paints for the use with other projects. They also accepted a grant to fund the mural and look forward to unveiling it within the next two weeks. Haylie Reich, Brunswick High School student, also volunteered her time each week with the artists. The classroom also has a website at www.shessocooper.wordpress.com, click on the art club tab to see more pictures.
Great job art club!
Here is a link to the article on the 19 Action News website: