Last Thursday, April 28th, OLHMS hosted a special event. The Art Show at Oak Lawn-Hometown School is part of District 123 Art Show, and it is a special event to showcase and celebrate students’ artistic talents. This year, there were 165 scholars participating from 6th and 8th grade. This invitation-only art gallery was sent to students, along with their families, to attend and look around the art exhibit in the OLHMS library. During the school day, scholars had an opportunity to explore the art exhibit and admire their classmates' artwork.
In Ms. Petraitis’ art class, students had the opportunity to work on and create their artwork on a daily basis. To produce their work, students used various items like pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, watercolor paints, craft cord, and construction paper. In addition to these utensils, art concepts and techniques like symmetry, drawing, collage, weaving, mixed media, value scales, and watercolor painting were applied to bring the artwork to life. The projects for the art show focus on an Element of Art and/or Principle of Design, art movement, or the style of a specific artist. Ms. Petraitis, who organized the 2022 D123 Art Show, stated that, “[She] likes having the opportunity to display [her] students’ artwork in an exhibition-type forum. Seeing all of the work together gives the effect of an actual art gallery." Additionally, Ms. Petraitis stated that the "art show helps to encourage students to continue their Art education as they go to high school and maybe even make it a hobby at home. It also shows them that trying something new and putting effort into their work can pay off.”
The OLHMS library was filled with beautiful art and countless people, making our Art Show a huge success! Thank you to all of our OLHMS students for participating, all of the families for supporting our scholars, and Ms. Petraitis for putting the art exhibit together.