Indian Lake High School Art Club students are creating whimsical pieces as part of the ILHS 21st Century Grant offerings and getting magical results. The 21st Century Grant programs at ILHS, known as OhioMeansJobs@ILHS, officially get underway this month. Programs focus on reading and math concepts, along with fitness, tutoring, industrial skills and more.
In one recent project, art club members highlighted reading skills by creating “Black Out” poems. Art Club advisor, Erin Miller, explains students scoured pages of discarded library books to find words they could leave uncovered on the page to form a poem or message.
“I had kids sit here for a long time, longer than I had anticipated, finding just the right fit for their project,” she said.
Students then “blacked out” or drew over the remainder of the page to create an image related to their poem.
In another project, art club members made Harry Potter-inspired “monster” notepads using fabric scraps. They incorporated measuring and other math concepts during the construction.
Miller says with such projects, the ILHS Art Club is experiencing an influx of students not enrolled in art classes during the school day.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.