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CHS Art for Community class Creates photo-ops for Pumpkin Fest

Posted on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 6:20 am

This fall the CHS Art for Community class worked on a project for the Centralia Pumpkin Fest. Students painted six face-in-hole photo boards that were placed at the festival for participants to use for photo opportunities.

One of the photo boards in action.

One of the photo boards in action.

The group’s project began as an idea on the tail end of last year’s school year when Robert Wright, owner of Fat Boyz Kettle Corn, approached Rachel Renaud, CHS art instructor, with the idea. He offered to sponsor the project for the Pumpkin Fest this year in downtown Centralia.

The Art for Community students created the boards during their class period. “Students learned about the background of face-in-hole photo ops throughout time and cultures,” Renaud said about the beginning of her class project. “Then, I arranged students into small groups in order to create design concepts and small-scale models,” she said. Renaud’s class and Wright chose the final six designs. The Art for Community class was in charge of creating the designs, and Wright put the boards together and placed them at the event.

The Pumpkin Festival took place at the city square in downtown Centralia. Vendors sold food, crafts and other items at the event. This local festival provided an opportunity for Renaud’s class to display their finished projects for the community.