New Tech Students Selling Signs!

posted Oct 3, 2014, 7:28 AM by webmaster dnt   [ updated Oct 3, 2014, 7:28 AM ]

AUBURN — DeKalb New Tech students will present an art show Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings, 203 N. Main St., Auburn.

Students in the DeKalb New Tech have been working to create and perfect wooden signs with colored vinyl displaying a word, phrase or sentence from “virtuous” and historically significant speeches.

The signs will be sold at the art show for $7 each. All profits will go to the charities DeKalb County Impact Corp., NeighborLink, Warm a Heart Food Pantry, and the DeKalb Humane Society. None of the money will go to the school, students or teachers who have participated in the event, organizers said.

The students have been learning about English and art through the sign project. In English, they learned to annotate and understand difficult text and write an analytic essay. In art, the students learned how to use the Silhouette vinyl cutting software and how to incorporate typography in their work. They also learned about visual elements and principles of art.

The Zombie 5K Walk/Run and Family Carnival also are taking place in downtown Auburn Friday evening.

DeKalb New Tech is partnering with Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings for second annual Zombie 5K at 6:15 p.m., beginning on 6th Street. The event will benefit the same four charities as the sign sale.