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Mark Rivard, Minneapolis skateboard artist, (right) is a spokesman for Sharpie pens, which he uses to draw his art. Fifth-grade art class students used also use them to draw on a group-drawn board. Students (from left) are Andrew Van Horn, Neyeli Pallas-Yllescas and Cristal Ramirez. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Skateboard artist preaches perspective during Hillside Elementary visit

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Getting the right perspective was the job of Hillside Elementary School students when they recently had skateboard artist Mark Rivard as a guest in art classes taught by Shannon Opichka.


Students watched a video of Rivard's art and his life before he visited their classes recently every morning for a week. Opichka's art assignment was to combine learning two-point perspective with cityscapes that Rivard includes in his art.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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