Taste of the Coast gives the gift of art one last time

Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 12:01 PM.

With her part of the scholarship she was able to buy tabletop easels, stretched canvases, artist-grade watercolor paints and oil paints for the new school year.

She was also able to pay the necessary dues to open a chapter of the National Art Honor Society for the school which will provide additional extracurricular activities and honor cords at graduation.

Students will be able to join the society based on a recommendation and will work on upcoming art projects. Hodges has planned the society’s first event to coincide with Veteran’s Day in November.

“It helps the students who are more inclined to do something with art later on,” said Hodges. “It gives them the same opportunities as the bigger schools.”

Hodges will also submit art from the classroom to the Savannah College of Art and Design so that students can get feedback on their work.

Currently, Hodges has 20 students in the class and is excited for them to compete on a fair playing field with other high school programs and views the new supplies as a way to push students to try new mediums and get outside their comfort zones.

Student Brandon Hall was excited about the new additions to the classroom and had already begun his next masterwork on one of the stretched canvases.

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