High School Studio Lesson
Sarah Muzzillo and John Santos
t all started with a tweet. Last summer, Apex High School art teacher
Ian Sands was scrolling through his
Twitter feed when he saw a tweet
describing an interactive art park.
Located in Miami, the park is an outdoor space where artists can go to draw
and paint. "I've always been interested
in interactive art," says Sands.
Inspired by the art park, Sands
developed a project for his Art I students. He recruited fellow Apex art
teacher Shawnda Rossi, and together,
they outlined the project's day-by-day
objectives. The goal was for students
to create interactive chalk murals
to be displayed around school. "Art
embodies many different ways to be
creative beyond the pencil," Sands
explains. He gives credit to street art
for this philosophy.