Summer Fun at OPS Schools!

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Thanks to the generous support of the Sherwood Foundation, Collective for Youth and The Mayor’s office, WhyArts Artists continued with a series of fun and challenging workshops for students at area OPS Schools.

Participating Schools:

Marrs Magnet Middle School
McMillan Magnet Middle School
Morton Magnet Middle School
Norris Middle School
Monroe Middle School
King Science & Technology Magnet Middle School
Lewis & Clark Middle School

Gomez Elementary
Skinner Elementary
Hartman Elementary

Highlights:

  • King Science Middle School – Collaboration with No More Empty Pots & Omaha Truck Farm – Students worked with ceramist Katie Temple to create a series of traditional Ollah pots out of unglazed clay.  Pots were submerged into the garden to keep plants watered through Omaha’s dry and humid summer.
  • Students at Morton Middle School work with WhyArtist Kim Darling to create a large canvas work —  Over a series of 8 workshops students created their own “marks” and using techniques of layering, color mixing and stenciling and iconography to fill the space — the result was amazing!
  • Other schools enjoyed a variety of other summer arts projects with WhyArtists