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What’s up With the Footprints?

What’s up With the Footprints?

September 11, 2018

Students in Ms. Jamie Preptit’s Art I one class have created a variety of paper footprints with different drawings and sketches along the 700 hallway. The long line of footprints stretches all the way from the main hallway into the 708 art room. Ms. Preptit has been teaching for 10 years, previously at Bourbon County High School, before coming to Paul Laurence Dunbar this year. Inspired by her high ...

Why Don’t We Have More Digital Arts Classes?

Why Don’t We Have More Digital Arts Classes?

September 29, 2017

The art industry is vast and expansive, and it is growing every year. Because of this, more and more students are becoming interested. While art colleges offer over 90 art majors to choose from, many high schools offer fewer than 10 art class options, and that includes Dunbar. According to the course directory, Dunbar offers eight different art classes: Art I and Advanced Honors Art, AP Art St...

Dunbar’s Art Department Has Lasting Impact on Students

March 4, 2017

The art department at Dunbar has the goal of helping students break away from classroom stress and express themselves with their artwork. “It’s not just about making pretty things to put on your refrigerator, it’s about learning how to express yourself visually not just using language but a combination of language and imagery,” said art and drawing teacher Mrs. Emily Storch. Crafts, drawi...

Unlearn Fear + Hate

Unlearn Fear + Hate

November 18, 2016

Dunbar students participated in an art project, "Unlearn Fear + Hate," all around the school in order to promote public dialog and civic engagement.

Dunbar Hosts Lexington Art Project “Unlearn Fear and Hate”

November 7, 2016

Dunbar art teacher, Ms. Debbie Eller, brought Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova's latest project, "Unlearn Fear and Hate," to Dunbar. The Transylvania University professors are known for their community art projects, and this project's message for the people of Lexington is to rethink stereotypes and get to know one another better. This video features a poem by Frank X. Walker, "Love Letter to the World,"...

Dunbar has a Google Doodle Finalist

February 9, 2016

Dunbar junior Maggie Cook-Allen has placed in the top five nationally for her design in the Doodle4Google competition. Doodle4Google is a competition that Google holds annually that presents kids the opportunity to create a unique piece of artwork that follows the specific theme. “For this 2015 contest, students created doodles that told the world 'What makes me...me.' Kids have all kinds of...

Dunbar Art Students Volunteer to Paint the Post Office

Dunbar Art Students Volunteer to Paint the Post Office

February 8, 2016

Back in December, the Beaumont Post Office contacted Dunbar art teachers in need of their artistic abilities. They wanted the windows to be painted like Christmas Peanut Stamps, and they asked art students to help decorate the office for the winter holidays. The Dunbar students ecstatically agreed and readily volunteered to make this art project a success. The week before winter break, thre...

Dunbar Art Students Receive High Honors

May 18, 2015

Dunbar senior Noah Poirier won 1st place and $100 for his painting, The Envy of All Men, in the Fifth Annual Living Arts and Science Center High School Exhibit.PLD also had two honorable mentions in the photography category at the same event--seniors Grace Farish and Christina Bacon.Students also received awards at the First Annual Fayette County High School Exhibit at the University of Kentucky...

Creative Classes Craft in Berea

Creative Classes Craft in Berea

May 18, 2015

On Apr. 28, Art teacher Mrs. Rebecca Banks’ Crafts II class took a field trip to Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, widely known as the crafting center of the nation. Students were introduced to the campus and received information on the different crafting opportunities available to students. Upon arriving at the college, students were given a brief overview of what life is like on campus....

Fashionable and Functionable: Retired Dunbar Librarian Shares Basket Weaving Skills

December 1, 2014

“She told us that she’s been basket weaving for 18 years and teaching for eight of those years,” junior Rosie Halpin said, recalling the class period. “It’s a useful and exciting craft skill, and fun.” “Everyone really enjoyed it,” Ms. Dusak, Mrs. Banks’ student teacher said, about the students. “It was a lot harder than everyone thought it would be. It was a lot of fun.” Mrs....

Creative Crafts Mixed Media Collages

Creative Crafts Mixed Media Collages

October 6, 2014

Mrs. Rebecca Banks' Creative Craft classes recently completed a mixed media project. The best of the best are displayed in the administrative office.

Dia De Los Muertos 2013- 2014

September 12, 2014

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