A coalition of students, some who worked on the project despite not having an art class, created letter panels for Centerville Greenhouses.
Under the direction of Randy Marcussen, Howar Junior High and PK-2 Centerville Community Schools art teacher, at the request of Al Lind with Centerville Greenhouses, Bailey Clark and Katie Jessop and several seventh grade art students, created panels that spelled out Centerville Greenhouses. Each panel had to be different but contain one of the letters.
Marcussen said at the beginning he only had a few students to work on the letter panels project. But Clark and Jessop worked extra the first semester despite not having an art class. Clark and Jessop spent everyday one period in my room working on the panels.
“As Clark and Jessop neared the completion of the panels, I involved some of my seventh grade art students to help outline the panels with sharpie markers so all the details could be seen in the paintings. All in all it was lead by two very special students and a collection of supporting students,” Marcussen said. “The project for the Centerville Greenhouses was wonderful for my students to work on and we at Howar cannot wait for the next project to arise.”
“I thought it was really fun to do something for the community,” Clark said.
Lead art designers were Bailey Clark, Katie Jessop, Kianna Lechtenberg, Nathan Grothe, Tiffany Johnson, Erika Bailey, Thad Hill and Camille Hendricks.
Artist assistants were Abby Ryan, Emily Lewis, Hanna Berja, Jada Horn, Savannah Daugherty and Addy Dorman.