On May 4, 2010 five students from Creative Technologies Academy used the high school awards ceremony as their platform to tell the students and parents about their painting. The painting is on a 4’ X 5’ canvas and it was a cooperative artistic endeavor by five students: Erin Willis, Amber Bowen, Tyler Felty, Grace Van Enk, and Maria De la Fuente Villaverde.
“The painting represents the students’ view of life,” stated Gabriella Olsen, the CTA art teacher.
As shown in the picture, the students took the idea of a tree and showed how its life was affected by the seasons of the year. On five branches were words written to express what is needed to make it through life—Laugh, Family, Friends, Love, and Learn—and beneath the tree are the words “Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.”
“It reminds us all of what it takes to enjoy life to the fullest,” said Amber Bowen, a senior at CTA.
Whether the students are showing their accomplishments through their studies, on the court, or through the fine arts, CTA is always in celebratory mode as we are proud of our students’ gifts and talents. Keep it up Chargers!