WRENTHAM — Superintendent Paul Zinni and Principal Lisa Mobley are pleased to share that the King Philip Regional High School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) received a grant from the Wrentham Cultural Council to purchase drawing tablets.
The $300 grant awarded to the NAHS was used to purchase six drawing tablets for King Philip art students. The drawing tablets are Windows, Mac and Android compatible which allows students to use them with their desired devices. The tablets offer students a way to draw and create art through digital media.
“We are extremely thankful for the Wrentham Cultural Council’s generous donation to our National Art Honor Society and our art students,” said fine arts teacher Shannon Cress. “This grant allows us to bring new technology into our art rooms that differentiates our curriculum and challenges our students artistically.”
The King Philip NAHS chapter provides opportunities for students to put their creative talents to use in the school district and community. NAHS students gather every month to coordinate service projects and will now be able to use the new tablets to assist them in creating artwork for their service projects.
Once NAHS officers familiarize themselves with the tablet technology they plan to conduct workshops to teach other art students how to use the new technology.
The Wrentham Cultural Council reviews and awards grants for cultural programming in the Town of Wrentham. The NAHS and the Wrentham Cultural Council have partnered in the past to host several events and initiatives. The council has also used grant money to fund several field trips and workshops for King Philip art students.
King Philip 2019 graduates and former NAHS co-presidents Alexis Zitomer and Jason Hehn were instrumental in introducing this technology into the classroom. Both students were skilled in the drawing technology and Zitomer acted as a liaison to the Wrentham Cultural Council by attending their monthly meetings and completing the application for the grant.