The artwork of Springer School and Center student Sierra Tarrab was selected to be featured on the cover of the Journal of Learning Disabilities in 2017. Each year, the scientific journal selects three works of art from those submitted by students with learning disabilities from across the country.
Tarrab’s work, entitled Pink Dog, was created in the style of American artist Laurel Burch, whose work included abstract, highly stylized animals. The third grader painted the dog, and then used oil pastels to add intricate designs to the ears. “I like to draw pretend animals,” said Tarrab. “Ones that no one else has ever made before.”
Tarrab is in Corrinne Thaler’s art class at Springer School and Center, a Hyde Park school devoted to the education of students with learning disabilities in grades 1 through 8.