Art Students Leave Legacy in Table Painting Senior Tradition

Class of ’22 art students worked as a team to create this beautiful piece of art. Pictured (L to R), Back Row: Haylee Hendrickson, Emma Tharp, Seth Reed, Chloe Hamaker Front Row: Lizzy Fairchild, Gabbie Mathis, Elly Sheetz, Karlie Pace, Shanna Wetterling, Tempest Erwin, Matt Boothe, and Mara Dykes.  Not pictured: Aries McGuire.

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Senior students working diligently on their designs pictured from (L to R): Matt Boothe, Aries McGuire, Mara Dykes, and Emma Tharp.

Each year since 2016, Mrs. Julie Pedersen has had her senior art students in her Advanced Painting class do a project called, “Leave Your Legacy” where they design and paint on an art room table.  The subject matter is free choice and just has to represent the student in some way.  Zentangle designs must also be incorporated in their drawing.  Students get to design a square.  This year, some students also painted the grid outline and the “Class of… 2022”!  This artwork represents several design elements and principles like line, shape, color, texture, rhythm, movement, and contrast.  They started by planning their drawing out on paper.  Then they used acrylic paint markers to color their detailed designs.  We started with one color in 2016.  Since then we have been using a two color design each year.  This year we branched out, using the four colors, pink, magenta, purple and white.  This was an excellent addition, making the required Zentangle designs stand out even more. What a beautiful table.  Way to go Seniors!  What a positive way to leave a creative “mark” on our school.  Best wishes to you all!

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