For the past two months, students at Servite High School have volunteered their time to paint “Homage to Georgia O’Keeffe,” a project spearheaded by Servite art teacher Kristin Berardino.
Berardino first offered this opportunity to her drawing students as an extra credit assignment. But what started off as a grade booster soon turned into an unforgettable bonding experience.
“I don’t see it as just a picture anymore,” sophomore Noah Bukaty said. “I see it as something we all created together as brothers.”
Berardino created the assignment after much thought about what would fit the mission of the all-boys high school.
“One of Servite’s biggest values is brotherhood,” junior Saul Betancourt said. “I transferred into this class, so this project helped me build friendships with the other guys I didn’t know.”
The painting is a semi-replica of O’Keeffe’s “Cow’s Skull With Calico Roses.” After Berardino traced the skull and roses, she divided the