News News Stories — 30 November 2015

On Nov. 13, art teacher Pam Delay and 15 art students went to Washburn University for an art contest.

The contest provided many creative ideas and opportunities for all the students that attended, not only from Rock Creek, but from other area schools, such as Onaga, Rossville, Topeka Seaman and Topeka West.

“I really enjoyed the pen and ink project,” senior Seanna Fisher said. “I also enjoyed all the different artwork that was presented at the contest.”

At the contest, the students got to go to classes of their choice to learn more about different aspects of art that they have been doing and or could do in the future.

“I really liked the lecture over architecture and Spanish pronunciation I went to,” senior Adam Thew said. “I went to contest to see the many other different art pieces there were, and I also wanted to take one of my pieces there, as well.”

Many unique sets of art were displayed by the students in the contest.

“I mostly draw my own characters,” senior Matt Guerra said. “I thought that maybe going there would give me some new ideas and make mine look more interesting, rather than it just being something on paper. My favorite part about the contest was seeing everyone else’s creative artwork and try seeing if I can do it myself.”

Delay, who went with the students, said she tries to teach them how to channel the their artwork into more that they thought they could do.

“I love teaching,” Delay said. “It’s one of my favorite things to do. I feel like that moment when the student actually understands and knows what the class is being taught is really the best thing about my job.”

Article by Jayde Cooper, staff member

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