Special Education Art Enrichment Show highlights student art
Article and photos By: Folsom Cordova Communication Intern, Syd Fagan
On March 27, The Folsom Cordova Unified School District held its 8th Annual Special Education Art Enrichment Show at the Education Service Center.
Artists in the event feature in ages from 3 to 22 years old. There was a wide range of styles from watercolor to silhouettes to rock painting! The event was put on by FCEF, Folsom Cordova Education Foundation, as an opportunity for students to learn about art through experimentation and creativity.
"It's really amazing what these students can do" says the superintendent of the district Dr. Sarah Koligian. The art filled the boardroom of the Education Services Center in Rancho Cordova. From tables to walls to fold out displays, there was creativity to be seen everywhere.
Teachers, students, family, and staff attend this yearly event! Many students posed with loved ones and their instructors for pictures and showed their art off to all around. All of the schools art units vary. Cordova Villa Elementary students did a Dr. Seuss themed picture, Catherine Volmer's class at Rancho Cordova Elementary did water marbling and Prospect Community Day School painted rocks of all shapes and sizes.
The Director of The 'Special Education Local Plan Area' (SELPA), Betty Jo Wessinger says "The Special Education Art Show has been a popular annual tradition for many years. Our Community Advisory Committee members support the show and volunteer. Every year, a member writes grant seeking funding from the Folsom Cordova Education Foundation and the Foundation has generously covered the costs of the show each year!"
This event gives students in special education the opportunity to express themselves creatively and learn about art. Art is so important to have in schools. Imagination promotes expression and individuality.
Check out the photos from this year's event!