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Art Teacher Receives Grant for Art Mural
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Art teacher Mrs. Sarah Burdett applied for a grant to be used for a school mural. “There will be a mosaic that will represent the entire school as a whole. Every department, club will be able to be a part of it because art isn’t just painting or drawing, it can be anything,” Burdett said.
This year, Burdett received a grant of $800 to go towards a mural that will be on roughly a 5-foot by 3-foot stretch of wall by the entryway of the main building and Ag barn. It will incorporate numerous small tiles that will be available for students to purchase in fundraising efforts for families in need, and they will as well be offered to the different departments that make up our school so that as much of the school as possible is represented.
“An exact time isn’t known for when it’ll be started as it’s still in the planning process, but I’m hoping it’ll be finished by the end of this school year,” Burdett said.
Burdett is having her art students design a majority of the mural with little to no interference from her.
“The design will definitely incorporate an eagle for sure, and I’d like to see mirror styles in it so that it’ll appear to anyone who walks by and sees it that they are appear as part of the art as well. However, most of the designing will be up to many of my art students and what visions they have for the mural,” Burdett said.
Regardless of design, Burdett’s sole intention in mind that she wants everyone to be to have after the mural was complete is unchanged.
“I wanted it. This mural to be something that people could come back 10 or 20 years in the future to come back and see and be proud of, and feel nostalgia, and think ‘Wow, I helped do this’” Burdett said.