Creativity doesn't take the summer off in Oxford

Courtesy photo Participants in the Oxford Area School District Summer Art Academy session for secondary students worked on a variety of projects involving various textiles, including landscapes using acrylic paint on canvas. Showing their work are, from left, seventh graders Allison Brown, Elizabeth Taylor and Miranda Nilan and eighth grader Hannah Bartlett.
Courtesy photo Students in the Oxford Area School District Summer Art Academy fourth and fifth grade session taught by Nottingham Elementary School art teacher Karen Andress hold lizards created using multi-colored polymer clay and hardened in a conventional oven. The clay was part of a large donation of supplies given to the art program by community member John Beehman. Seated from left are Kaci Kelly, Hannah Aker, Madeleine Young, Zoe Long, Lexi Hollick and Page Gruber. Standing from left are Alexandra Ennis, Kelsey Bennett, Gabby Clark, Kate Hanna, Mrs. Andress, Lily Sapp, Rachel Sedlak, Sam Tequianes and Kileen Pearse.

Each summer the Oxford Area School District offers students the opportunity to participate in music and art academies, a fun way for them to enhance the skills developed during the past school year and prepare for their upcoming lessons in the fall