Local art teacher using emojis to encourage kids to get off phones and have conversations

Local art teacher using emojis to encourage kids to get off phones and have conversations

CHESWICK, Pa. — We all use emojis, but now a local art teacher is hoping they can be used to get students to open up.

Our partners at the Trib say more than two dozen emoji paintings are hanging up around Deer Lakes High School.

Art students painted them as part of the “Emoji Project.”

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Their teacher, Christy Culp, said the students were goofing off and one student painted an angry face, and that got her thinking they should all paint one and put them up around the school.

“I hope it sparks a discussion about relating to each other and emotions and feelings they have in common instead of hiding behind their phones and their little emojis,” Culp told the Trib.

Everything from grumpy faces to silly ones are up in random spots throughout the high school.

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