This year as Lancaster schools were hybrid—students could attend school on a weekly rotating basis or could remain 100% virtual—all students in Kindergarten through eighth grade were given an opportunity to choose to participate in art.
COVID-19 safety protocols prevented collaborative team building exercises in school and virtual learning is mostly independent, said Lancaster Middle School art teacher Marilyn Sprouse.
“We feared the lack of community,” said Sprouse. “Our children need our community to celebrate everyone’s unique diversities and come together.”
So they urged school-age children to team with their family, school and community members to create artistic components as they participated in learning activities that centered around art concepts, peace, community and love. Those very components were assembled and turned into a giant LOVE sign, she aid.
Throughout the process, the Lancaster County Lions Club provided mini awards….[to-view-more]