Middle school student
Warm Springs Middle School students in art teacher Rachel Brown-Wilson’s classes have been busy making art projects for the school and community.
They made life drawings into inspirational cards for the Senior Life Center. Brown-Wilson also had students volunteer to create cards for alternative education students and for kids who had a family member serving overseas in the military or who were away for military training.
Her art students participated in the Lions Club’s peace poster contest. Sixth grade Intermediate School student Ricki Mann won. She and her family had dinner with the Lions Club at their banquet, Brown-Wilson said.
Eighth grader Zach Foltz won the school-wide West Virginia State Fish Stamp competition. His design went on to compete with students from all over West Virginia, she said.
Brown-Wilson had a contest where her students created CD cover designs. She asked teens to incorporate ideas from their favorite song, lyrics or band. Students picked the winners and the top three received movie gift cards. Eighth grader Lin Chen won first place for his CD cover design. The designs can be seen in the school’s main hallway.
Her advanced art students created Day of the Dead masks, some of which were sent for display at the James and Law Company in Clarksburg that partners with the class and helps with supplies.
Her classes in this nine week session will participate in the poster contest for the prevention of child abuse.
Brown-Wilson’s art classes had works on display at the Ice House Youth Art Month exhibit and also at the Morgan County Public Library. Pieces included books that told the story of kids’ lives, two and three-dimensional portfolios, painted pet rocks, tie-dyed t-shirts and masks.