Local Designer Leads Lessons at Brown Elementary

Hilliard City Schools

Brown Elementary students had the opportunity to work with local fashion designer, Kelli Martin, of Project Runway fame. This was made possible through a grant from The Tween Brands. She taught students about her background in fashion, what inspires her work, and how being unique helps her to create one-of-a-kind looks. She worked with art teacher Rachel Murdock and students to make designs for custom Brown Elementary t-shirts. She was able to help them combine everything into three unique designs. Students were involved hands-on from start to finish, choosing shirt and ink colors, and even printing their own shirts. Seeing a project through, from design to production, gives these students a true authentic opportunity to learn about art and design.