MMSD is celebrating arts education and the creativity of our students all March long. While students are home learning virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic, East High art teacher April Sopkin is ensuring her art scholars stay connected to the Madison community through visual expression including graphic design, photography and sculpture. 

In February, April’s art students contributed 25 pieces of original artwork for display in an international art exhibit presented by the City of Madison Arts Commission, Garver Events and Sustain Dane called Winter is Alive! A cooler world carnival. The month-long Winter is Alive! arts celebration recognizes the impact art has had on global warming, social justice and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

April asked her students to share what they love about winter in Wisconsin. Click on this virtual gallery to see how April’s students creatively and artistically capture the essence of Wisconsin winters.