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Monday, October 14, 2019

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest

Sophomores Caroline Zhu, Kelly Ma, Johanna Sien and Lauryn Wang working on the boat scene from “Tangled.”

With the sun beating down and chalk dust floating through the air, SMHS Bearcats spent the best of four periods completing their Chalk Fest masterpieces in the quad. This year’s theme, “movies,” or animated movies in particular, was expressed incredibly colorfully. A few works included scenes from “The Lion King,” “Wall-E,” “Up,” “Mulan,” “The Hunger Games” and “Tangled.” The scenes and gridwork were mulled over for weeks before showcasing on Monday, May 15.

“Everybody is very collaborative in working together. They have very positive attitudes, and are probably enjoying a much-deserved break from AP’s. It’s a good stress releaser,” said Ms. Yapp, an art teacher. Ms. Yapp was in charge of Chalk Fest, which has been up and running for the past 10 years. “What I like about it is that it promotes art. I like that students collaborate and work as teams.”

Our generous Bearcats were very willing to share the white chalk, which always seemed to be in short supply, with other groups. This precious tool was used in every work, including a few scenes from films by Hayao Miyazaki (“Spirited Away” and “Ponyo”), Edna Mode from “The Incredibles,” a scene from “Despicable Me,” “The Karate Kid,” “Frozen,” “Inside Out,” a Batman versus Joker layout, “The Lady and the Tramp” and “E.T.”

“We get to express our creativity, but it’s more about friends,” said Jordan Hong, sophomore. Many students agreed, saying that they enjoyed chalking things up with their friends and having fun.

Other students participated in order to express something. “We wanted to draw Kevin, because he’s really colorful,” said Sydnee Tan, freshman, referring to the large “snipe” bird from “Up.” Grace Z. Wang, freshman, added, “We get to skip classes, and we get to draw Kevin.”

“It’s fun because you get a lot of art people and non-art people doing art,” said Carina Halcomb. Explaining a bit of the thought process, she said, “We chose ‘Big Hero 6’ because it’s kind of a more happy moment at the end, because they’re hugging, and we wanted to have a more happy vibe.”

If the bright, rich colors of the chalk compositions haven’t caught your eye yet, make sure to come check them out in the quad!

 

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