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Service Learning gives elementary students early start in art

Georgetown College Art Education students enjoy introducing youngsters at nearby Garth Elementary School to the essentials of art through a weekly after school Art Club offered as part of a collaborative among the college’s Service Learning Program, Department of Art, and Fine Art Galleries. Since there are currently no art classes at Garth, this is a wonderful opportunity for young people who might not otherwise get to experience works of art in a professional museum/gallery setting. Upwards of 20 students participate in the program, now in its second year. “They get the opportunity to see art and learn how to act around it. It’s really fun – they get to create art of their own as part of the experience,” says Jeanette Tesmer, Director of Art Galleries/Curator of Collections for GC. “I’m blown away by it; we end up with some really awesome pieces of art.” (continued below)

Healing for Haiti

While Dr. Timothy C. Wilson ‘93 is perhaps best known as an orthopedic surgeon who also serves as team physician for Tiger athletics, he is increasingly gaining recognition as one who is actively involved with mission work in Haiti, assisting those who are still reeling from the trauma of the 2010 earthquake. The Ashland, Kentucky, native returned to campus early this year to share photographs and videos of Haiti and its people. Citing his own experience of being led to outreach apart from his chosen field, he said, “No matter what career you choose, we’re all called to missions... Learn from the best people in your field, complete mission work, and make the most of your college years,” he counseled.

The Garth students benefit from receiving basic art knowledge that will “aid in their critical thinking, science, and math in the future,” says Tesmer, who adds that because many of the Art Education students themselves are not art majors they are finding ways to connect important lessons in art with their own current studies. Tesmer also says it is hoped that the outreach can be expanded to other Scott County schools which do not have an active art program.

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GC Magazine Summer 2014  

The mission of Georgetown College is to prepare students to engage in their life’s pursuits with thoughtfulness and skill by providing an ex...

GC Magazine Summer 2014  

The mission of Georgetown College is to prepare students to engage in their life’s pursuits with thoughtfulness and skill by providing an ex...