Art student Koryn Klein has been lending her talents to make the OHS hallways a brighter place.  Most of the classrooms have a chalkboard paint announcement board outside the door.  Klein has used her artistry to create amazing works of art from chalk on several of those boards.

Designs include subject matter, teacher names and descriptions, holiday greetings and more.  Klein is studying Advanced Art with Mr. Brian Wamberg and has taken these on as independent projects. A typical project takes 15 minutes to a couple hours.

Klein says her family has always been artistic so she comes by it naturally.

She said, “I’ve always been competitive with art, even as far back as kindergarten, trying to duplicate book illustrations as well as I could.”

Mr. Wamberg said the chalk art took off because of “word of mouth”.

"Koryn has been a natural artist for as long as I have known her. Not only is she talented at what she does, she is also fast. Koryn had finished a project early in class so I asked her to take the day to decorate the chalk board outside my classroom. This caught the attention of another teacher who wanted their board done by her, and it kind of snowballed from there. It's always a great thing when our students get the opportunity to share their talents with the school."