art throwdown

From WCS inFocus

Williamson County Schools students put their artistic ability to the test at the annual Art Throwdown.

On October 15, art students gathered at Columbia State University’s Williamson County campus to participate in three competitions: drawing, painting and mixed media.

The competitions weren’t straightforward. They had twists and turns thrown in, like having to paint with someone else’s hand or not being able to talk with the team while drawing. The students had their creativity tested in many ways.

Grassland Middle School and Centennial High School were the two big winners of the day.

“The Art Throwdown gives students the opportunity to stretch their abilities,” said WCS Fine Arts Director Melissa Dufrechou. “They get the opportunity to make art in a new way. They can work with people, work against a timer, compete against other schools. As much as it is a great opportunity for them to have some competition, it’s also a really fantastic learning opportunity for the students to grow as artists and individuals.