This Wednesday at the Cook Arts Center's weekly after school art studio class, the students explored Black History Month through a poem written by the eloquent Langston Hughes. The poem titled “Dreams” served as a platform for the students to discuss their own dreams, and then express that through designs and words and pictures on their own “dream birds”. Chloe, age 10, drew pictures of a paintbrush and talked about how much she wanted to be an art teacher. Larry, age 11, used NBA and WWI (World Wrestling Inc.) colors in his designs, playfully talking about how cool it would be to play basketball or wrestle professionally. Each child had unique and exciting dreams, and created beautiful paper birds while expressing them!
-Ande Mustine is a senior at Calvin College majoring in English. She is interning at the Cook Arts Center and Cook Library Center this winter and spring.