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Washougal students’ artwork featured online

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WASHOUGAL: "Guretotsuri, Wood Elves" by eighth-grader Aiden Shimata at Jemtegaard Middle School.
WASHOUGAL: "Guretotsuri, Wood Elves" by eighth-grader Aiden Shimata at Jemtegaard Middle School. Photo Gallery

WASHOUGAL – Washougal School District and the Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance joined forces this year to honor student artists during Washougal Youth Arts Month. Typically featured in an art gallery event, this year more than 100 student works will be available to view at www.washougal.k12.wa.us/youth-arts-month.

“We are very excited for our third year of partnering with our community in support of art in Washougal through WYAM,” district Superintendent Mary Templeton said in a news release. “The experience to create, invent, and express their dreams through art is an important aspect of a child’s well-rounded education.”

Works on display include watercolor, clay, video, and even some creations by Career and Technical Education students – all created at home during the pandemic.

Washougal Arts Month received formal recognition by the local school board and the City of Washougal.

“We were overwhelmed by the community interest and support of previous in-person galleries and did not want to let the pandemic stop us from providing an opportunity for students to share their works,” said Alice Yang, Cape Horn-Skye art teacher.

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