School Spotlight: FAIR School Crystal’s Virtual Art Show
Teacher Amabelle Johnson says the artwork done for a virtual art show displays the skill and creativity that is inside FAIR School Crystal.
“Students would have gotten to see other students’ work while in the classroom, but being fully remote has made it difficult to share with others,” explained Johnson, the fifth through eighth-grade visual/media arts teacher. “By doing this showcase, it gave students a chance to share their work in a similar way.”
Parents, guardians and friends can see the virtual art show online.
Johnson also believes the pandemic has influenced student art.
“Being isolated from school life and staying at home can be quite boring and lonely,” said Johnson. “I could clearly see the creativity in the students’ artwork where they were able to tune into their interests and express it visually.”
Johnson believes that students put in extra effort because they could create in their own bedrooms and homes.
“It can really help them focus as they are surrounded by personal inspirations or interests,” said Johnson.
The virtual art show was open to all students, and Johnson says you may be surprised by the caliber of the work.
“I’m blown away by the art,” said Johnson. “Most of them are better than when I was in middle school.”
FAIR School Crystal is a public magnet school for grades 4-8. To learn more, click here.