Students Make Art For Pets Affected by Hurricanes

Pop art poster style artwork to benefit CAPL

For the second year in a row, our art students in grades 1 through 8 worked together to create unique works of art to raise funds for a nonprofit organization via an online auction.  This year's proceeds benefitted the Cleveland Animal Protective League (CAPL) to help support their effort in rescuing pets lost or displaced during the recent hurricane tragedies in Texas and Florida. Mrs. Kirby discussed with the students how they would feel if they'd lost their own pets after going through a hurricane and losing most of their other belongings. Mrs. Kirby said in her Facebook post about the auction, "As Christians we want to always consider others and as artists we can share our talents and gifts this way."

Students worked with many different art mediums and techniques to create these "pop art poster" style artworks.  Not only was this a rich learning experience, but the children also got to participate in serving others, a practice we strive to instill in our students at WCS. Each class worked together to create their own finished piece. Mrs. Kirby stated that many students added prayers and good thoughts to the back of the finished works "in an effort that God’s love will illuminate from each collaborative piece." Students' names were also added to the works, further personalizing the experience for the buyers.

The online auction ran from Oct. 11-20 and raised $232 for CAPL, which has had a very important role in rehoming many homeless animals that had already been in the shelters in Texas and Florida, so room could be made to shelter the pets newly displaced during the hurricanes.  This heartwarming story of using art to serve others was also covered in the Wooster Daily Record.  Be sure to follow Mrs. Kirby's Art Class on Facebook to see daily updates and photos of the beautiful art our students are creating in class!