Oh what joy was shared when the students of West Homer Elementary were treated to dynamic art instruction through the Artist in the Schools program by Marie Alexson, our guest Artist in the School this year.
During Marie’s residency students were able to explore their thoughts, move in creative ways and create their own spirit flags which represented essential parts of themselves. Each child was valued as an author and creator as they enjoyed the freedom to create in a variety of ways, and came away from the experience with a sense of accomplishment, pride and confidence.
A huge thank you to our artist, Marie Alexson, and the Bunnell Street Arts Center, which sponsors Artist in Schools with support from the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Jazzline, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Rasmuson Foundation.
On behalf of the students and staff of West Homer Elementary School we are truly grateful for these opportunities that broaden our experiences and enrich our lives.
If you weren’t able to attend our Writer’s Fair last week to see our Spirit Flags please stop by this week and admire them. They are adorning our hallways.
Melissa Cloud, artist in the schools coordinator
and the rest of the West Homer Community