Thanks to Colin Rooney, a Pennsbury alumnus and store manager of the Starbucks of Oxford Oaks in Lower Makefield Township (by Kohl’s), Pennsbury student work is proudly on display there throughout the holiday season.
The artwork was created by students enrolled in the MOST program. MOST, which stands for More Opportunities for Student Training, is a special education program that serves students who are 18–21 years old. The goal is to prepare them for the transition into adulthood and post-graduate life in their community. MOST teachers aim to provide as many authentic work and community living experiences as possible to help students develop transferable skills that will lead to independence.
Pennsbury art teacher, Maggie Weber, explains the student assignment that generated this work currently on exhibit: “The MOST students have been creating art at home through virtual learning and our first unit was called Superheroes & Self. Students designed their own superheroes and then emailed photos of their work to me. I turned them into SuperHero Trading Cards and distributed them. The students really enjoyed having copies of their own artwork as well as seeing the others made by their classmates. It became an interesting way to show connections through art in the time of COVID-19!”