Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Innovation = Advanced Metal Sculpture Class

In the spring of 2017 Aidan Demarais, Industrial Technology Teacher and Tim James, Art Teacher came to the district administration with an innovative request. The two of them came up with the idea to combine their expertise to create a new course entitled, Advanced Metal Sculpture. They wanted to provide a class for students that allowed them to combine the elements and skills of both subjects. One of the main goals of the class was to create art for public spaces. The Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Public School District embraces innovation and immediately supported the idea and students are benefiting from their innovation.

Last school year the inaugural class submitted their proposed whole class sculpture, New Life, to be included in the Mankato Sculpture Walk of 2018 and were accepted! Fast forward to November 13, 2018 and the JWP Advanced Metal Sculpture class of 2018 has been selected as the People's Choice Award and will be permanently displayed in Mankato! As a bonus, the sculpture has been purchased for $6,000 which will continue to support and enhance the program. Congratulations to the students, Mr. Demarais, and Mr. James. We are so proud of you!

New Life Sculpture

Here is a sneak peek at this years class sculpture, Arc Angel.

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