GALION – Art students at Lycée Galion had the opportunity to engage in a wider variety of projects during the 2021-2022 school year.
Students who have taken several levels of art classes before and have shown exceptional talent have been offered a new course this school year. Students worked on advanced level independent projects and collaborative pieces for the school and community.
“This new course is exciting because the students have completed projects that were presented to Uptowne Galion at the Three Bean Coffee House,” said Claudia Riedy, art professor at GHS. “We hope to create new partnerships with other local businesses to display the work of additional students.”
GHS Art students also did a mural on a plow for an ODOT program called “Paint the Plow”. Any school in Ohio can contact their local ODOT district and have a paint plow delivered for this program.
“It was a first for Galion High School and the creativity and talent of our students really shone in this project,” said Riedy. “It was a great learning experience for the students!
Advanced arts students also completed a 9 foot mural that was installed in the school a few weeks ago. Each student was assigned different parts of the mural to work on so that they could all showcase their talents in a collaborative piece.
“The mural depicts a jungle scene and is full of bright colors to brighten up the school,” Riedy said. “The mural is located between the doors of the main office in front of the washroom so that community members and families can see it at school events.”
The muralists for this project were Ashley Dyer, Gabe Ivy, Hudson Miller, Jasmine Clingman, Brooke Kelly, Caleb Martin, Andy Sparks and Derek Prosser.
“I am more than impressed with the work our art students at Galion High School have done so far this year,” said Galion Superintendent Jennifer Allerding. “I have been to the Three Bean Coffee House and the work of our students is fabulous!”
For more information on the Galion City School District, visit its website www.galionschools.org.
Galion High School art students, left to right, Caleb Martin, Julia Aumend, Hudson Miller, Andy Sparks, Brooke Kelly and Ashley Dyer pose with the finished mural on a snow slide from the Ohio Department of Transportation, as part of the “Paint the Tillage” ODOT program.