Art students' first-day drawings on display at BGHS
October 17, 2013
Scrolls with drawings by students of Brett Hope, right,
hang in Bob Peck Gallery at Battle Ground High School.
Battle Ground High School art teacher Brett Hope takes the instant-immersion approach in his classes. On the first day of school, every student is instructed to draw something for display in the school's Bob Peck Gallery, which is open to the public.
The individual drawings may be anything from doodles to serious depictions of significant events. They are done on a Mylar-like scroll about 10 feet long and a foot wide.
That’s more than 100 different drawings, filling eight scrolls. They are all hanging in the Bob Peck Gallery at Battle Ground High School, where the public may visit during school hours, after checking in at the office.
Early every school year, Hope explained, the BGHS art, graphics and photography teachers like to get pieces on display “so, right away, all the students will appreciate and respect the gallery and student art work.”
Brett Hope in BGHS gallery named for Bob Peck, right.
Hope is in his 21st year of teaching at BGHS. The gallery is named for his predecessor, Bob Peck, who taught art at BGHS for 37 and half years before retiring in 1995. Peck, who still lives in the area, was one of the founders of the Battle Ground School District all-grade-levels art show at Capt. Strong Primary every May.