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Butterflies for Ava

Posted on: March 4, 2020
butterflies hanging from a ceiling in a hospital

Our high school art classes responded to a request in our community to create butterflies to decorate a hospital room for a little girl named Ava in Waynesville who has cancer.  Ava loves butterflies and is currently going through cancer treatments where she will be required to stay in the hospital for an extended amount of time. In order to help brighten her stay, volunteers in the community began collecting handmade butterflies to hang in her room since she loves butterflies. Our art classes created butterflies digitally in Mrs. Elton's Graphic Design classes that included Ava's favorite Disney princesses and original designs that were printed and cutout.  Along with the designed butterflies, students in Mrs. Elton's Art 1 classes created butterflies that looked like stained glass windows to reflect the light when the butterflies were hung up. Mrs. Lamb's art classes also contributed handpainted butterflies. 

This was an amazing opportunity to spread positivity and compassion through art.