Arkansas Artist in Residence Grant Awarded to Clear Spring School
The Clear Spring School was a recipient of an Arkansas Arts Council, Artist in Residency Grant for the 2019-20 school year. The grant for $1,170 was matched by the school to fund additional art programming with Arts Council Roster Artist, Dawn Ward. Ward, an arts educator for the past 26 years submitted a project to create “Discovery Books” with Clear Spring Students which included teaching the students a variety of art techniques and processes that could be used to make their books. Ward notes “that the experience of teaching at The Clear Spring School has been extraordinary and I am so proud of what the students have accomplished this year.” Ward comments that the students learned a variety of printmaking skills, studied design, painted, marbled paper and were getting ready to make their own recycled paper before schools were closed for the rest of the spring semester. Students were also working on circle weaving projects and will continue to complete both projects from home with continued help from Ward. She plans on showcasing the work with a virtual gallery later this month.