Students learn how to make their art pop

High school students in Knox County and the surrounding Tri-County area had an opportunity to learn how to make their art pop during a recent workshop at Eastern Kentucky University in Corbin.

Students identified as having high potential in the visual arts were invited to participate in the workshop, coordinated by the area’s gifted and talented coordinators as part of a CARES grant through EKU.

Students learned about pop art through painting, costume, and design.  Students were encourage to bring their own creations to the workshop to receive feedback from the instructor.

“This is a great opportunity to give emphasis to the arts especially those students who are identified gifted in those areas,” said Jennifer Carey, gifted and talented coordinator for Knox.

“Students will learn about opportunities to explore potential careers and higher education opportunities through the arts by participating,” stated Carey.

The pop art workshop is one of several scheduled for the 2015-2016 school year.   Other workshops in the planning stages including instrumental music, drama, and dance.

For more information about Knox County’s participation in the arts workshops please contact Jennifer Carey at (606)546-3157 or

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