Campbellsville Middle School students are studying why people make artwork.
In Jo Ann Harris’s classes, students have been learning the basics of art, such as why art should be taught in schools and the purposes of art.
Harris said people make artwork to show their feelings, to entertain and when designing books, clothing and cars.
She said there are four main reasons art is made, including to express emotion, to tell a story, as functional and as ceremonial.
Students viewed pictures of quilts, comics, patterns, tattoos, paintings and more, and were asked what function the work fulfills.
To help them visualize the concepts, students read short passages from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “Charlotte’s Web” and “Casey at Bat.”
As an activity, Harris asked her students to create artwork that expresses the narrative of the passage they chose.
CMS art teacher Jo Ann Harris helps eighth-grader Dakota Harris with his sketch.
CMS seventh-grader Antaya Epps draws her narrative artwork.
CMS sixth-graders CheyAnn Edwards, at left, and Ellena Taylor sketch their drawings.
CMS eighth-grader Cohen Moon draws.
CMS eighth-graders Olivia Fields and Brae Washington sketch their drawings.
CMS art teacher Jo Ann Harris helps sixth-grader Alexis Sharp with her drawing.