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Johnson art students spread love to Encino Park

Valentines Chalk

On Feb. 13, the Johnson High School Art Club students showed a little love to Encino Park Elementary School students by creating sidewalk chalk art in honor of Valentine’s Day. The Johnson students took time out of their busy afternoon to create the sidewalk art after school so that the elementary students would have a cheerful surprise the next morning.

Among the decorations were flowers, teddy bears, conversation candy hearts, and messages proclaiming, “You are Loved!” and “Happy Valentine’s Day!” Analisa Shinn, sponsor of the Johnson Art Club, was thrilled to get her students involved with this project.

“I remember when I was a kid, there was so much excitement around Valentine’s Day,” said Shinn. “I know that if I was a young student, I would love to be greeted with such cute, colorful, cheerful messages.”

John Hinds, principal of Encino Park, has also asked Shinn and her students to create murals in the school’s computer labs. While the designs are still in the idea phase, there has been discussion of sky and space themes.

“I love being able to get my students engaged with projects that bring happiness to the world," said Shinn when asked about upcoming projects for the art club students. " I am so grateful to have students who genuinely want to help others.”

Valentines Chalk


Posted on February 25, 2014