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LTMS's new Art Squad makes its mark

In their first gathering, about 20 students in the new LTMS Art Squad created manhole T-shirts and an assortment of sidewalk chalk drawings. “The students had a blast!” said visual arts teacher Jaime Giger. The Art Squad is a great alternative for students who cannot fit art into their academic schedule. “This club gives LTMS students a creative outlet, a sense of belonging, and teaches them about the importance of community art projects and giving back,” Giger said.

Students press a T-shirt onto a manhole cover to copy the design.  The Art Squad took it to the streets in their first project  Finished products: T-shirts with manhole designs  Sidewalk chalk was another project for the Art Squad.

Suggestions, please 

In another late-August project, eighth-graders Alyssa Pyles (center) and Ayanna Darrington designed and painted a suggestion box for the 21st Century Pride after-school club, led by grant program director Philnisha Lindsey (left).

21st Century leader and two eighth-graders with suggestion box