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Laurel JA helping kids turn table tops into functional art

Laurel's Junior Auxiliary helps children paint picnic tables at Nora Davis Magnet School Thursday. Photo Credit WDAM. Laurel's Junior Auxiliary helps children paint picnic tables at Nora Davis Magnet School Thursday. Photo Credit WDAM.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

A Laurel service organization is helping some young students turn ordinary picnic tables into functional pieces of art. 

The provisional class of the Junior Auxiliary is making individual learning centers out of some wooden tables and they're doing it for the students at Nora Davis Magnet School.

The students are helping by painting each table top in the style of a famous artist. Picasso, Andy Warhol and Van Gogh are some of the artists represented. 

"(The students) did a study of that artist inside their regular classroom and they got to take part in painting the top of their table," said Emily Johnston, a teacher at the school and a member of the provisional class of Junior Auxiliary.   

"There's nothing more important to us here than arts integration and what better way than to build an outdoor learning classroom for our students," said Sarah Williams, assistant principal at Nora Davis Magnet School. "We're very excited about this project." 

Each grade in the school will get one of the tables.

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