Introducing student art in transit is a focus of a program which wraps buses in student artwork. Over the past few years, Cache Valley Transit buses have been wrapped in student artwork as part of the Art in Transit: From Schools to Community program. Interior panels are also filled with children’s self portraits.
“It’s kind of cool to see all the artwork that everybody does,” said fourth grader Codee Thompson said after touring the bus and viewing all the student art.
Students created watercolor paintings last year when they were in third grade teacher Audrey McKell’s class, but the artwork has only recently been displayed. The art is part of a social studies curriculum which teaches how humans impact their communities.
“They were able to do more than just learn about it; they were able to make their own unique and creative contribution to their very own community,” McKell said.
“When you integrate the arts with the core subject areas it helps students learn the information at a deeper level,” said former District Arts Coordinator Aurora Hughes Villa.