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MHS Art students Supporting Parks and Wildlife with Art

The Color Colorado Art institute’s mission is to help attract visitors to the various Colorado State Parks. They offer free art classes at libraries throughout Colorado. In these classes, students use templates inspired from the state parks. The institute teaches the ABC’s of landscape art using the subject matter found in our state parks. This year, they are producing their first coloring book and the first place winner’s work will be on the cover of “Color Colorado”. Proceeds support Colorado parks and wildlife.

Students in Ms. Quigg’s Drawing and Painting classes, as an alternative sketchbook homework assignment, had the opportunity to enter in the Color Colorado Art Institute Balloon Contest. Students had a template could add their own creativity while coloring. They could use part or the entire template. If desired, they could add fantasy elements. Work was to be hand drawn only – no computer art. Monarch had several finalists in this contest: Evelyn Brower, Nailah Falker, Anna Locker, Abdallah Abuyousef, Jaden Trujillo, Maci Burnett, Mary Sinsel, Katelyn Hewitt, and Max Maher.

Congratulations to Monarch’s Reese Jones. Reese won first place for “Hot Air Balloons” and to Alik Vasilyev who won second place for “Dragon Attack”. Each winner receives an annual state park pass.

Connie Quigg