High school students experience art at BVU

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

More than 100 local high school students filled BVU’s art studios and other classrooms on Nov. 22 and 23 for BVU’s annual iDoArt event, held by the BVU art and design department.

Students from area high schools and their art teachers were invited to BVU to participate in art and graphic design workshops held by faculty, alumni, and BVU students. The workshops included lessons in drawing, painting, tapestry-making, book-making, special effect makeup techniques, audio recording and film scoring in a recording studio, and more.

Storm Lake High School art teacher Jessica Huss said, “This is a really fun day for our students. They get inspired outside of the classroom, and us teachers get to see new techniques and ideas.” She said that many of her students enjoyed creating their own press form pottery followed by Japanese raku firing and glaze work.

Newell-Fonda High School art teacher Katrina Thomas compared the experience to her own classroom lessons. “The students are taking part in activities that we don’t have in our curriculum, and BVU is a great place for them to try these new things. All of my students here are interested in art, but here with students from other schools they’re able to feel like part of an even bigger group,” she said.