Carlson’s Student Artwork During COVID

by JoJo Baughman

Elesa Carlson, RHS Visual & Theatre Arts Teacher

The sudden move to Distance Learning this March was a shock to the system for everyone.  During our twelve weeks of off-campus learning, I continued to encourage my students to take solace in ART.  The challenge for my student artists was to use CREATIVITY to combat boredom, as well as explore and express the spectrum of feelings facing them.  Several of my Intro to Art students were willing to let me share their submissions from this time period.  Here is a sampling of the creativity and expression demonstrated through a variety of projects categorized as “Art During COVID.”

Our favorite class project was the Getty Museum Challenge to recreate a masterpiece using only ourselves and what we had on hand at home.  In that spirit, I post my “Mona Elesa” Carlson staff photo.  I am grateful that my students and I could still find humor and stress relief in our art making.