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REACH Mentoring Program

By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Signs of understanding

Guest artist, students combine art, knowledge, culture and high tech


April 26, 2019

Contributed photo

Here, sixth-grader Nora Thaler uses layers within the Brushes App to create a drawing of a plant while guest artist Sarah Agaton Howes works with Lexie Warner in background. Megan Rewitizer is seated in the center.

Cloquet Middle School will soon be sporting some spectacular new signs featuring Ojibwe-style art by all 220 sixth-graders, along with words in both English and Ojibwe.

CMS sixth-graders recently worked with local artist Sarah Agaton Howes to understand Ojibwe floral designs, research plants and Ojibwe words, and finally to create a digital plant drawing using the Brushes App.

Even the sixth-graders who aren't currently in art participated.

"We stole them from their gym and music classes and worked so every kid could have the opportunity to work with Sarah directly," said CMS art teacher An...

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