California Educator

September 2013

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FEATURE 4 Art Makes the world beautiful Art makes me feel good. It takes my mind off things. It relaxes me. It's a good way to spend my time. If art was taken away, I would be pretty mad. Compton High student Geovanny Juarez In this class I discovered my talent and learned how it could apply to society, the art industry and jobs in the future. It feels therapeutic to express my emotions and ideas in a language that everyone understands. Compton High student Alejandra Chavez, winner of Congressional Art Competition, District 37 The visual arts give inner-city students a way to express how they feel and provide an outlet for them to communicate with society. They can create murals, posters and beautify their community's schools, businesses and churches. Having that outlet opens doors and exposes them to a world where they can connect with people from other states, countries and cultures. It gives students more confidence. It brings out the greatness in them. CLEVELAND PALMER art teacher at Compton High School Compton Education Association 12 Educator 09 Sep 2013 v3.6 int.indd 12 S E P T E M B E R 2013 9/3/13 2:25 PM

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