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Students’ Self-Expression Blooms in Art Elective

With winter fast approaching, this splash of color by Katlyn J. Hackling, a culinary arts and system student from Williamsport, is most appreciated!
With winter fast approaching, this splash of color by Katlyn J. Hackling, a culinary arts and system student from Williamsport, is most appreciated!
Floral displays supplement ESC's natural surroundings.
Floral displays supplement ESC’s natural surroundings.
A "Hogarth Curve," designed by Cy C. Heller, of Milton, also a culinary major.
A “Hogarth Curve,” designed by Cy C. Heller, of Milton, also a culinary major.
In future years, students' arrangements will be displayed on main campus for many more to see and enjoy.
In future years, students’ arrangements will be displayed on main campus for many more to see and enjoy.
"Log of Art" was created by Randall C. Janowitz, of Milton, another culinary arts and systems student.
“Log of Art” was created by Randall C. Janowitz, of Milton, another culinary arts and systems student.

Students in Karen R. Ruhl’s “The Art of Floral Design” class proudly displayed their final projects at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center this past week. The students – most of them culinary students, with the exception of a dental hygiene major – chose a design style in consultation with their instructor, an award-winning Penn College alumna and owner of Special Occasion Florals in Williamsport. “These kids are great and most of them have never had any floral experience. This class allows students to be safe in expressing themselves in a new art form, and they learn a skill they can use forever,” Ruhl said. “Floral art is a different kind of outlet for most people and, as you can see, with a little basic understanding of elements and principles, one can create a beautiful work of art.”
Photos by Davie Jane Gilmour, college president, and
Justin W. Beishline, assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies

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