Art classes at West Education Center provide multi-faceted experiences for high school students seeking an election credit. Student artwork lines the hallways of West Education Center. It is an art gallery filled with art worthy of high praise for the talented students. There are drawings, photographs, sculptures, and wood designs. (Click on photo to see self portraits.)
Art instructor, Jack Johnson, talked about the learning intentions for students in the year’s coursework and the talents of the students who are interested in pursuing art as a career path.
“I have encouraged one exceptionally talented student to attend graphic arts classes at Hennepin Technical College to fast-track her chosen career path,” Jack said. “She is talented, committed and eager to channel her artistic talent into a career.”
During class, Jack works with students who are designing clay characters. See how he guides the students, step-by-step, from drawings to sculptures.
In another class, students were finishing tattoo-style logo designs. The intricate designs reflected the artistic skills and talent of the students. The process of creating a design begins with online research to find inspiration, and proceeds to an artistic logo drawn by the students.