It has been a long tradition at Wasatch Elementary to involve every single student in the annual art show. With different exhibits ranging from Andy Warhol-like pop art to clay gargoyles to photography imitating Ansel Adams’ style, students at Wasatch get the chance to experiment and try their hand a number of different mediums and methods of art each year.
Guest artist, Stephanie Miller, a local art teacher and art historian, spoke to students at the art show and guided them through a creative art project to take home after the show.
Colleen Densley, Principal of Wasatch Elementary, said involving students in art introduces them to many opportunities and growing experiences. “Students expand their imagination, critical thinking and problem solving abilities as they create works of art,” Densley said. “It also builds their self-esteem as they produce beautiful works of art and have them displayed. When children have an opportunity to feel success in one area of their lives, it gives them confidence to take on the challenge of other academic endeavors.”