Door County Art News: Exposing Students to Creativity

GHS students participate in the music-recording workshop with Hans Christian at his new studio, Studio 330, in Sturgeon Bay.

On Tuesday, November 4, Gibraltar High School students were enthralled in a myriad of creative hands-on workshops offered in collaboration with the Hardy, Friends of Gibraltar (FOG) and Gibraltar High School through the Exposure To Creativity (ETC) program.

ETC was launched during the 2007-8 school year. The goal of the program is to provide all high-school aged students, not just those currently enrolled in school art programs, with the opportunity to develop their creative interests and to understand the value of creativity across the spectrum of all educational and career pursuits.

“By giving these students the opportunity to physically engage in a multitude of creative processes, we are seeing them emerge from the experience with a renewed self confidence,” said Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, Executive Director. “The direct impact of the experiences on these students’ lives will be far-reaching.”

Students will participate in the second session of half-day workshops on Tuesday, November 18. This year, a total of 26 workshops will be presented in a variety of creative fields.

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