Middle School West students in the Art/FAB Lab Club are updating fixtures and items around the school to improve their look and functionality. The club, which was started by sixth-grade teacher Sandra Guinto and Art teacher Tiffany Nordaby, was established in October and has been a hit among students.
Guinto, who formerly taught a class called The Art of Math in Reynoldsburg, presented a plan last year to Gahanna’s board seeking to teach students how to apply what they learn in math classes to real-world activities. Part of the proposal was to utilize the district’s mobile FAB Lab, a fabrication workshop outfitted with a vinyl cutter, laser and hand tools, which had largely stayed at the high school since it was acquired several years ago. The Art/FAB Lab Club at Middle School West is the product of Guinto’s vision.