Students spark their imagination through art

MISSOULA - Students at Franklin Elementary School participated in a fun program on Tuesday using art to spark their imagination.

The Spark! project brings local artists into the classroom to creatively teach school subjects.

The program allows students to participate in plays, dancing, as well as hands-on-artwork.

This isn't the first year of the program, and Franklin third grade teacher Angie Palin said she hopes it's not the last.

"Earlier in the fall, we had a dance instructor who came in and taught some science through dance. Our kids really started to understand weather and weather systems through the dance,” said Palin said.

In addition to the student performances and art making, the event will include a silent auction, summer camp raffles and a drawing to win a summer camp from the Zootown Arts Community Center or the MCPS Fine Arts Program.

The Spark! organizers said students will get to display their artwork on May 4 at the Wilma Theater in the program's spring showcase event. 

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