HCHS Art Students Create Coloring Pages for DPA Contest

(Left) Tori Jackson remembers entering the Downtown Unwrapped Christmas Coloring Contest as a child. Now the freshman in Art I at HCHS has created the winning sketch for the K-second graders contestants.
(Right) Ivy Wang, an HCHS Art II student, shows off the coloring sheet she created for the third – fifth grade participants in the Downtown Unwrapped Christmas Coloring Contest.

Two Henry County High School art students have created coloring pages that will net a couple of youngsters prize packages as part of the 2020 Downtown Unwrapped Christmas celebration in Downtown Paris.

The contest is divided into two age groups with a simple coloring page for K- second graders and a more difficult page for third-fifth graders. The contest is sponsored by K & B Supplies for Success and PeddlerAds.com.

In the fall, HCHS art students submitted drawings to be considered for the coloring sheets. One was chosen for each of the two, age groups. “Many of our students produced really creative drawings,” said Greg Chandler, HCHS art teacher.

Artist Ivy Wang sketched her coloring page for the older group of students. Wang, whose family owned a downtown restaurant throughout her childhood saw the Henry County Courthouse on a daily basis. It was from that vantage point that she created her coloring sheet, which features Santa in his sleigh flying past the courthouse clock tower. The senior is an Art II student of Chandler. Wang says she has “always enjoyed the events on the court square.”

Tori Jackson, a student of art teacher Shanee DeHay, also has fond memories of downtown events. “I remember coloring these pages when I was little. It was one of the highlights of my year. Now I get to see other kids carry on that tradition with my drawing.” Created for K- second grade students, the sketch features Santa in front of his house on the courthouse lawn. Jackson is a freshman in Art I.

Winners in each age group will receive an enormous basket of art supplies including colored markers, crayons, drawing pads, construction paper, paints, modeling clay, sweet treats and more,” said Brenda Evans of K & B. Each basket has a retail value of $75.

Coloring sheets are available downtown at K & B Supplies for Success, Bo & Co. Boutique, Jack’s Java inside Jack Jones Flowers & Gifts or online at www.VisitDowntownParis.com. Finished pages should be returned to the locations above before 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 16. Winners will be contacted by the DPA the following week.

The folks at K & B Supplies for Success will post many entrees in their front window, “so Santa can see them when he flies through town on Christmas Eve,” said Evans.Photos:

Ivy Wang, an HCHS Art II student, shows off the coloring sheet she created for the third – fifth grade participants in the Downtown Unwrapped Christmas Coloring Contest.Tori Jackson remembers entering the Downtown Unwrapped Christmas Coloring Contest as a child. Now the freshman in Art I at HCHS has created the winning sketch for the K-second graders contestants.For more information on the contest call the DPA Office at 731-642-3431.

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