New art program at UCDS
Union Christian Day School has a new art program that includes all students.
Tally Messer is teaching art to students from 4-year-old kindergarten to twelfth grade.
Mrs. Messer is a graduate of Converse College with an art therapy degree, which combines the disciplines of studio art with psychology and counseling.
A Columbia native, she is married to Billy Messer of Union and they have two children, Gracie, a 3-K student at the school, and Keely, a third- grader.
Mrs. Messer said her plans call for the students to work in a variety of mediums.
“All now are involved in color theory,” she said. “Pretty much for four or five weeks we will stay with that topic. We began with talking about primary colors and the way colors make you feel and we've started talking about mixing primary colors.”
In the coming months, ongoing art beautification projects will be featured at the school and will call for local corporate, family and community sponsorships on different levels.
Union Christian Day School Superintendent Roger Estes said this is the first time an art program has been offered for all students at the school.
“We are excited to have Mrs. Messer as one of our staff members,” Estes said. “She brings out the creativity in the minds of our children. The students are excited about her classes and love them.”