Art department sells holiday crafts


Mohamed Elhag

Senior Vincent Vo running the fundraiser’s table during the lunch period.

The AHS National Art Honor Society and Art Club members are hosting their first craft sale this holiday season.

Art Club and NAHS members had their first meeting on Dec. 2nd to make the crafts for the sale. The next meeting is on Wednesday, Dec. 9 when the Art Club members will make more items to sell. They hope to be successful, and the holiday time just before winter break is perfect.

The holiday sale will start on Monday, Dec. 7 and end before winter break, Dec. 18. The craft sale will be held during all  school lunches and in the library after school.

The club will be selling crafts like peppermint designed candles, Christmas tree ornaments, reindeer pots, artsy mason jar snowman hot chocolate mixes and other stylish crafts.

“I think this sale will go good because the items are cheap, and it’s the perfect time of the year,” Art Club Treasurer, Fatima Jaradat said. “The prices vary, however most items are $1.50.”

Art Club decided on this fundraiser in order to help promote the club’s work and raise some money for art supplies and future plans for the club.

“We hope for the best in support,” art teacher Jacqueline Pappas said.

The idea for a fundraiser being a craft sale was decided as a group by the club members.

“We discussed options for fundraisers,” said Pappas. “Since we’re people, we should sell something we’ve created.”

Art Club also has a strong member this year which is why there are more creative ideas introduced.

The money earned will be going to the Art Club account itself in order to do club related activities, like painting murals around the school, as well as upcoming events like valentines craft projects.

The craft sale benefits AHS because the money is for the club project; it is also meant to attract more members for the club.

“Murals beautify our school,” said Pappas. “Relaxing activities such as art making helps de-stress people involved, so we hope to engage more students in the club.”