ART II Classes Create Portraits of Veterans

Honoring our troops has become a mantra we hear quite often.  At Grenada High School, Art II students recently completed a project that actually put the words into action.  As the end of a unit on  portraiture drew to a close, the students were given an assignment to complete a portrait of a soldier in honor of Veterans’ Day.  The soldier could be a family member or an acquaintance.  Some students, who did not know a soldier personally, asked GHS teachers or fellow students if they had a special soldier in their lives.  After choosing their subject, students acquired a photograph of the soldier to use as a model.

Pictured in collage format are the students and the portraits they completed.  The portraits were done in pencil and are beautiful to view in person.  Each student was asked to share their feelings on the project and their particular subject:

These portraits are on display in the lobby of Grenada High School where students, faculty, and visitors can fully appreciate them.  Thanks to these students for their efforts in honoring our troops, both past and present.  Thanks also to all members of the military for the service you provide or have provided to us and our country.  Your work is greatly appreciated. 
*Kyndale Baker and Kaylee McKelroy also contributed portraits but were not present to comment on them. 

Photo of Stephanie Raper

Stephanie Raper
In the Loop Editor