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CCS art teacher Chelsea Zuege, right, and sister Darcie Boman did a weaving project for one of Zuege’s Zoom classes.

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CCS art teacher Carolina Ramos paints flowers on the porch windows of fellow art teacher Chelsea Zuege during one of the Zoom classes.

Zoom been handy tool for CCS art teachers

Teachers at Chase County Schools (CCS) started classes via Zoom the week of March 16.
Zoom is an online platform  of video and voice utilized for things like teleconferencing, distance education, social relations and meetings.
High school teachers were encouraged to schedule at least one Zoom meeting a week.
This is the last week of Zoom classes for CCS.
CCS high school art teacher Chelsea Zuege posted her Zoom invitations to Facebook, encouraging all to join.
The first week, Zuege and fellow CCS art teacher Carolina Ramos painted flowers on Zuege’s porch windows.
In another class, Zuege and her sister,  Darcie Boman, did weaving.
“Carolina or Darcie helped me with most of my Zooms,” Zuege said.
“Each week I tried to focus on a certain art medium,” she added. “One week I focused on photography, then watercolor, then weaving, then air dry clay.”
Zuege also had guest artists in some of her Zooms, including Dan Lenners, Dani Gilsdorf, Bobbie Hust and Annie Polly.
Art show online
In a normal school year, Zuege displays the artwork of her seniors at the school during May.
Due to the pandemic, Zuege moved everything to Facebook and Instagram, showcasing pieces completed by a different senior art student each day.
“I wanted them to have some exposure because they deserve some credit for all the work they do,” Zuege said. “I had really good response and comments about the senior spotlight.”


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