ONTARIO SCHOOL DISTRICT

We're O Positive.

O Positive is more than a slogan for us.
It's our way of telling a story of the many
successes that are deserving of Ontario's pride.
Are you ready to be a part of our story?

Pam Helfrich

Pam Helfrich has always loved art but came to it later in life. In junior high and high school, she was typical of many students who perceive themselves as having no artistic talent, and are afraid to take art classes. She was an adult before she took her first drawing class, terrified but intrigued.

"My drawing instructor was very supportive and confident that everyone in the class could learn to draw, a confidence that not all students shared," Helfrich said. "But the instructor was right; research has shown that drawing is a skill anyone can learn and I am living proof."

Today, she tries to instill that confidence and trust in the learning process in her own students who feel intimidated and unsure of their talent. Talent is a wonderful asset, but in the end, as in life, it