Artist appreciates ink, work and help

Posted: Friday, February 10, 2006

I would like to thank Will Morrow for writing an excellent article on how “Art in school enhances learning” with the Artist in the Schools Program.

I know all of the artists in the program sponsored by the Alaska State Council on the Arts appreciate the time he spent writing the article.

I would also like to thank the students, parents and staff at Nikiski North Star Elementary School for making my artist residency so much fun. Everyone worked hard to assist in any way they could to create artwork, provide housing, invite me to dinner, demonstrate techniques at the Night of the Arts and load up my materials for my return to Anchorage.

We created a four canvas mural using the theme of “Explorers: Past, Present and Future” with Kindergarten through Third Grade students. The fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students learned techniques in drawing, painting and printmaking.

Try to get by to see the beautiful, four-panel mural in their main hallway.

Shala Dobson



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