My students are very dedicated art students, striving to make art a career. I teach digital art, multimedia, and yearbook classes and I am working on creating the ideal learning environment for my diverse group of students. These students and their families have chosen our art high school and made many sacrifices including driving over 40 miles, waiting for up to 2 hours for a ride home, or using the public bus system just to attend school here. Our school is a safe place for everyone including a large LGBT community. 80% of our students’ receive free or reduce lunch and we run a clothing and food pantry for our families.
My students are big dreamers who are looking to become illustrators, photographers, animators, and graphic designers. They come from five counties just to attend our high school which is a magnet for artistic talent.
These pen tablets will allow my students to access the same tools used in the professional art world in order to compete with the top students for college scholarships and careers.
Art is a wonderful outlet for many of my students to overcome hardships in their lives including poverty and mental health issues, and many of them have dreamed of a career in the arts for much of their lives.
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