This year, for the first time, 7th and 8th grade students were able to submit pieces for the LCHS Art Show, an annual month-long exhibit that celebrates the creative accomplishments of students enrolled in visual art classes.
The art show was established many years ago to showcase the work of students enrolled in high school level courses, but now, with a growing 7/8 visual art program, it welcomes pieces developed throughout the year by these young artists in the making.
All the dedicated teachers of the visual art department encourage 7th and 8th graders, to get involved in their art classes and explore their interests. By starting early, students will have more time to develop their skills and produce more advanced pieces in high school.
For students who are interested in art but apprehensive about their abilities or a lack of experience, heed the advice of two art teachers who work every day with LCHS 7/8 students who are new to art. “Basically, we are building on skills,” explained Ms. Kenwood. “You will never be able to do the last project on the first day, but you will build on skills every day. You won’t even think about it; you’ll just do it.” Ms. Serr agrees, “Learning is what the class is for. If you were already amazing at it, then why would you learn it? I’d say 99% of kids come in with really no experience with ceramics. It’s amazing because everyone grows a whole lot and is able to make something they’re really proud of. You’ll be surprised with how much you’ll improve.”
So, get involved and discover what you can create!
To get a closer look at LCHS students creating their artwork, check out this video!