By Sharon Peck for The Island Connection
During its November Art Show, the Seabrook Island Artist Guild raised $800 for the St. John’s High School art program. The donation was matched by an additional $120 from Artist & Craftsman Supply in Charleston, for a total of $920.
The $920 was given in the form of a store credit for art teacher Michael Arnett to purchase art supplies to be used in his classroom.
“We now have the means for acrylic painting and colored pencil drawing – Prisma, the good kind of pencils,” Arnett said.
The Guild also donates art supplies to the high school throughout the year.
Studies show that the arts keep children in school, strengthen ties to the community, improve motor, spatial and language skills, promote creativity, build confidence, relieve stress and improve problem-solving skills. However, the arts are one of the first places schools look to trim their budgets. St. John’s High School has very little funding for its art program, which is why the Seabrook Island Artist Guild has for several years continued to donate to this cause.
For more information on the Seabrook Island Artist Guild, membership, events, classes, workshops and shows, visit seabrookislandartistguild.com.