Art students get tools of their trade

Oct 03, 2017
Oceanside High School art students show off newly donated tools. From left are Zoe Goff, local Lion Rolf Winters, Philomena Marsh and Matthew Thomas Young.

Rockland — Oceanside High School art students are benefiting from a large assortment of hand tools donated by the South Thomaston/Rockland Lions Club.

This generous donation has helped provide students with the tools necessary for hands-on art experiences that develop their art skills.  Included with the gift was a $400 donation that is being used to expand student services.

As the Oceanside art program grows, students and staff appreciate community donations to enhance it. Making these connections with community through donations of time, talent and tools prepare Oceanside High School art students as they learn the skill sets needed beyond school.

Oceanside students are producing impressive work in and out of school. Last year, students completed the first hall mural in Oceanside High School with artists Alexis Iammarino and Sarah Rogers. Another example of collaborative effort with the art community is the newly completed mural on School Street, sponsored by the Farnsworth Art Museum's education department. Several of the advanced art students were included in the project, which was highlighted during September’s First Friday Art Walk.

With community donations, students will continue to develop skills in a variety of media. Oceanside High School students and staff thank the community for its continued support and advises everyone to watch for ongoing projects such as new murals in OHS and a sculpture project involving Oceanside art students and community artists.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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