Students at East Middle School worked with artist-in-residence Ta-Coumba Aiken to create murals “Celebrating the similarities and differences in our lives and learning styles.”
Under Aiken’s direction, the students worked to discover a constructive way of having their own voice heard through the visual arts. The project brought Aiken’s life experiences, artistic talents and skills together with students of all demographics to create a set of murals for the building that reflect the similarities and differences of all the students.
EMS art teacher Sandra Woodhull worked with the artist and her students to give professional guidance and constructive direction on the project. Woodhall and Aiken collaborated on the lesson plan for the art project, which was made possible through a grant Woodhall received.