La Veta Student Art Show

April 20 – May 13, 2017

A lively collection of artwork created by the students of La Veta RE-2 Art Teacher, Amber Huff. The show is produced entirely by the students under the direction of Mrs. Huff. Many of the pieces are for sale. The show gives the students an opportunity to learn about the steps necessary when participating in a show, from mounting their art for display, to titles, pricing and hanging the work. Refreshments for the  April 19 opening reception were provided by the Boosters Club.

Opening Reception April 19

Art Students begin sorting art, planning, and hanging the show

La Veta Art Teacher, Amber Huff

Amber attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley majoring in visual arts education with emphasis in ceramics. She greatly enjoys wheel throwing and handbuilding with clay. In addition Amber minored in Special Education. “I feel that the art classroom is a place for learning and creativity to take place, and it is my job as a teacher to cause such things to happen. Student artists need to connect with a style that is personal to them.” She tries to stay away from pushing the students, but hopes that she is able to influence them and help stir up individual creativity.

Huff has been teaching art to La Veta RE-2 students for eight years. She is gratified seeing the students’ growth in their understanding of artistic concepts as they travel through the school system. Huff has balanced her teaching career with coaching volleyball and track, school events and her family which has grown to include three young children during her tenure as the art teacher for the school district.