East Valley art teacher, counselor create COVID Recovery Art Program for students

NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. — Students are back in the classroom, but the impact the pandemic has had on them socially and emotionally still remains.

One East Valley school started a COVID Recovery Art Program to help students cope and encourage a little creativity along the way.

Mrs. Perry’s Art Studio is the creation of East Farms STEAM Magnet School Art teacher Sami Perry and counselor, Savannah Maxwell.

They have teamed up to develop this program that combines OSPI’s social emotional learning curriculum with fine art.

The lessons are designed to promote engagement, encourage motivation, develop resiliency and gives hope to students.

The online lessons can be accessed for free through Friday, Oct. 8 for schools and teachers with students in K-6th grade.

To see what the program is all about, see Mrs. Perry’s Art Studio.

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