Award winning art educator and author Angie Spady recently visited with Clarkson Elementary students with her fanciful tales of young artist Channing O’Banning, a fourth grader who draws her way through adventure after adventure.
The stories are true, and the character is based on her own daughter, also named Channing.
Spady, a former Kentucky high school art and history teacher, now lives in New Mexico and has been featured on PBS for her innovative teaching techniques. According to her website, she is passionate about kids using art to process the world around them and always encourages them to express themselves creatively.
She spoke with students about art careers, the benefits of drawing to express themselves, and signed copies of several of the Channing O’Banning series.