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Two eighth graders work on projects (Erin Perry - clay and Rosa Chang - drawing)
The artistically-inclined students at MOMS are making the time to hone their skills in the Gifted and Talented Art Club, run by art teacher Abbe Leffe. Students meet after school on alternating Wednesdays (one for seventh and eighth graders and the other for sixth graders) to work on projects in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, and clay.
Students gain entrance into the Art Club by taking a realistic, still-life drawing test. There are approximately 40-50 students currently participating in this independent study.
Previously offered as a class, students must now carve out their own time to participate and learn new skills. This often means using their lunch time during the day. Eighth graders come on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, seventh graders on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and sixth graders on Fridays. Ms. Leffe dedicates her own prep time to helping these budding artists discover new ways to create art. This allows these students to utilize the alternating Wednesdays after school to make progress in their individual and unique artistic projects.
Students will have the opportunity to have their work displayed at the annual Morris County Teen Arts Festival held in the spring. Students will also be invited to
attend a trip to the Teen Arts Festival to view the student artwork displayed from various middle schools and high schools in Morris County.
Ms. Leffe is in her sixteenth year at MOMS, and recently organized a trip for all the art teachers in the district to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan during their professional development day in October.