The project was the work of the elementary art students under the direction of their art teacher at the Willard City Schools. It was a surprise to me they were doing this. When they started I was excited to see what it would turn out like, and to say the least, these children have some talent.
Students viewed and assisted their art teacher in this cooperative learning art project. The model was done with recycled materials like cardboard, paper, tape and paint. It stands about five feet tall. To be honest, it is pretty darn nice. The parents of these children should be extremely proud of this work. I know their art teacher was, and I am as well.
It received a wonderful response from the chamber members who attended the event. While talking with several residents in the community this past week I asked them if they had seen the model and they said ‘no’ and had not known one was done. They wondered where it was located and why no announcement was made when it was done. The model is sitting in the lobby area at the city hall in Willard for display. I invite community residents to stop by and take a look at it.
There are numerous Willardites who have become well known artists in the country over the years. I believe this project took a couple months to complete and the detail was really good. Some future famous artists may pop up out of this group someday. I thought the whole community should recognize them. I wanted to say thanks to those students who were involved with this model.
The clock project continues in Willard, and it is with the help of the children, we strive for a better tomorrow for our hometown.
For more information about the “Save Willard’s Clock” effort, visit savewillardsclock.com.