You can fill the excitement and even hear some of the conversations that these students are having while creating a masterpiece, but this part of education wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for one special teacher, Ms. Brooke Green, and Art in the Loft’s, Justin Christensen-Cooper.
Yes! 10 years. That’s how long it took to reinstall art to Alcona Elementary. A grant was awarded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs through Art in the Loft Alpena.
Green isn’t taking that reward lightly; she’s been busy since the beginning of the new school year making sure to plan out a unique lesson to teach each grade period.
Art establishes a work zone for students to express themselves, especially after sitting quietly in other classrooms. Even Superintendent Dan O’Connor agrees. He’s already making plans to show off his student’s art talent.