Integrating school and the arts
The Second Story Gallery at the Camas Public Library recently featured art by students from Camas High School's Integrated Arts and Academics program, in a show the artists called, "3 Print Methods x 3 Artist Voices." The colorful prints were unveiled in February. Participants in the innovative IAA program at Camas High School have the opportunity to study connections between academic concepts and themes, while integrating those lessons with the arts. According to IAA Program Leader Gina Mariotti Shapard, this makes their learning more connected, relevant and personally meaningful. The art prints originate from an interdisciplinary unit on the theme of "Voice," according to Shapard. Pictured is freshman Micky Cox, explaining some of the inspiration for her work at opening night on Feb. 10.