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Student-artists capture the contours of the courtyard

A pencil, some practice and a beautiful courtyard allowed students to expand their art talents. 

Students in Drawing class at Lincoln Pius X High School practiced contour drawings, focusing on realism: what they see is what they draw. 

Using a viewfinder - imagine an empty Polaroid frame - students honed in on a specific part of the courtyard. While it rained outside, the students sat in the hallway, studied the shapes and drew on oversized paper supported by an oversized clipboard. 

Georgia Miller, a school secretary and sponsor of the school landscaping club, visited with the art students to fill them in on the names and characteristics of the plants. 

There's the trumpet vine (which hummingbirds love, Miller says), the Russian sage, the mums. And there's the roses, including the white Pope John Paul roses, the hostas, and many more. 

There's also the herb plants, which are used in meals created by the Pius X kitchen staff. And there are vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and onions, which the landscaping club will use this fall to make salsa. 

Pius X • 6000 A St. • Lincoln, NE 68510 • 402-488-0931 • Fax: 402-488-1061

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