Students learn through art

East Campus students gave their “Art and Soul” to a host of projects, Wednesday, March 27.

The family art festival featured students engaged in finger painting, traditional painting, clay sculpting, drawing on a chalkboard, graffiti and more. The beautiful art creations featured eye-popping colors.

 “Since we don’t have art, music or dance classes, I wanted to enhance that right part of the brain in order to enhance creativity and imagination,” said East Campus P.E. Coach Jonathan Campudoni. “I wanted the kids to express themselves through art.”

 From hand sculpting, students created little cars, dinosaurs and animals, all of which they took home. Others wrote their names on a chalkboard in creative ways. Still others used a paint brush to draw thunder and landscapes.  “The students looked so happy and I was fully satisfied of the outcome,” Mr. Campudoni said. He said he gave parents some ideas their children can tackle at home to extend their creative work.

According to, art is important for children because it stimulates both sides of the brain, promotes self-esteem and perception, and encourages students to think creativity to solve problems. Studies show that kids who make art read better and get better grades in science and mathematics.

“The connection between drawing and geometric shapes and measurements simply cannot be denied,” writes Andrea Mulder-Slater, co-creator of “And do you know what else? Drawing is the single most accessible form of art available. All you need is a pencil and a sheet of paper.”

Campus Director Gayle Voltz thanked all the parents who participated in “Art and Soul Day.”
"We have so many creative parents, students and staff,” she said.

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