Summer Program Helps Art Students Improve

By: Althea Paul
By: Althea Paul

June 30, 2005

Thanks to the State Department of Education, some gifted middle schoolers from all over Central Virginia had an opportunity improve their artistic ability this summer.

Forty talented artists from Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Greene, and Nelson counties celebrated their final day of art class with a "reflection" of their past and future through paintings, drawings, and printmaking.

All of the students were selected for the Summer Regional Governor's Schools based on their artistic talent.

"They have the opportunity to work together with other children who are gifted in the visual arts because they're learning from each other," said Judy McLeod, the Program Director for "Reflections."

"It kind of opens your eyes to new techniques. I think it's a lot of fun," said Grace Bowser, a ninth Grader from St. Anne's-Belfield.

All of the students' art work will be displayed at an Art Exhibit July 1, 2005. It will be held at Albemarle High School from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.

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