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Rowland High Special Education Students Express Themselves Through Art

Rowland High special education students express themselves through art

Rowland High School special education student Orial culler, 14, works on higher-level art skills by making a pottery project with the help of aide Yvonne Brown during art class led by teacher Stephen Faller at the Rowland Heights, Calif. campus Jan. 29, 2014. Leo Jarzomb — Staff photographer
Rowland High School special education student Darius Tenell, 15, works on higher-level art skills by making a pottery project during art class led by teacher Stephen Faller at the Rowland Heights, Calif. campus Jan. 29, 2014.Leo Jarzomb — Staff photographer

Art allows us to express ourselves. It’s a chance to reach deep down inside to show our feelings and creativity.

Art Teacher Stephen Faller wants to share this with the special education students at Rowland High School. That’s why he’s offering a special art class for them.

“I want to show them higher level art skills such as pottery. They begin a ceramic project today,” Faller said, as 30 students walked and rolled into the high school’s art studio.

Special ed instructor June Okawa was excited about the new art work.

“I taught in the art department at Nogales High School for four years,” Okawa explained. “But I realized that special education had become my passion and studied for my credential in special ed.”

The students and their aides gathered at the long art tables. Faller went student-to-student passing out balls of clay. Click HERE for entire story!

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