Christina Wysocki, senior at Westwood High School, is an AP Studio Art student who is also in the Senior Independent Project Program (SIPP). SIPP has allowed her to explore her passion of art-making in a non-traditional classroom setting.
For Wysocki’s SIPP project, she has chosen to work with five students in The Education Cooperative (TEC) program at WHS. TEC is an organization that provides alternative education to students with special needs.
The TEC students at WHS have had little experience in art classes, but when she met them in the fall, they were interested in taking some lessons. She has gone into their classroom 15 times over the course of the school year with planned lessons to make art. After developing relationships with each student, Wysocki has been able to create projects that resemble things that she’s done in her studio art classes, yet fit the students’ skill level. She believes that art is a great outlet for anyone, which is why she has dedicated her project to sharing art with the TEC students and named the project “Art as One.”
Through her project, she will also promote the idea of community by hosting her own art show on the night of May 2. The show will be held in the WHS auditorium lobby from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served and admission will be free. Members of the community are invited to celebrate the student’s work and see that art is for all abilities. All ages are welcome.
To see more photos or learn more about the project, visit https://cwysocki819.wixsite.com/artasone.