Students Make Art Come Alive

Students Make Art Come Alive
Posted on 04/21/2016

All too often, a parent’s knowledge about a child’s artwork created at school is the finished product hanging on the refrigerator. But there is so much more to learn about these incredible works of art: why was this particular piece created; how was it created; what materials were used?

Our fine arts students make many decisions throughout the process of creating art. They spend time learning about various techniques and materials. Students reflect on their piece and make adjustments, and some students write an accompanying artist statement that gives the viewer the context in which the artwork was created. It’s through these statements that the student artist can give insight into his or her creative process.

Worcester County Public Schools wanted to give voice to those artistic insights at the 2016 Fine Arts Festival, held earlier this week at Pocomoke High School. To accomplish this, a small group of student artists recorded their artist statements in a video. Attendees of the festival then had the ability to scan a QR code with a smartphone to see the artist’s video explanation of his or her work.

The school system wanted to share this exciting project with the public at large as well. Below are selections from the 2016 Fine Arts Festival with the accompanying QR codes. Download a free QR code reader to your smartphone, scan the code, and enjoy hearing from our student artists!

For more information about this exciting interactive experience and the Fine Arts Festival event, please contact Coordinator of Instruction Tamara Mills at (410) 632-5031.

"Blood Moon" by Tyrese Milbourne, Stephen Decatur High School








Artwork by Amelia Groves, Showell Elementary School






"Self Portrait" by Rogelio Rodriquez-Carpio, Ocean City Elementary School