High school students use ‘sticker art’ for stress relief

Ridgefield High School students completed a full-size “sticker art” poster last week to help cope with stress from midterm exams. Students carefully placed more than 7,000 color-coded stickers on a blank poster over the course of two days to reveal the image of a resting tiger.

“Every year during exams we do projects to alleviate stress,” said media specialist Donna DeMayo, who came up with the “stick together project” after reading about other schools using the artwork during exams. She set the project up after lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Students completed the project the next day — Thursday, Jan. 25, the day before midterms began.

DeMayo said several students had guessed what the image would be, judging by amount of orange they had to place.

“They were guessing all the way through,” she told The Press. “They loved the mystery aspect of it.”

The testing period concluded Wednesday, Jan. 31, and the poster will be on display behind the library circulation desk for several weeks.