The artwork of 11-year-old Griffin Melson was chosen to be featured on the cover of the Journal of Learning Disabilities in 2013. Each year, three works of art are selected from those submitted by students with learning disabilities from across the country.
“I’ve enjoyed art for as long as I can remember,” said Griffin, who lives in Maineville. His watercolor painting, called “Winken, Blinken and Nod,” depicts a sailboat Griffin drew by visualizing it in his mind. “I used water to show wind blowing from the clouds,” he said. “It’s the same scene in warm and cool colors.”
Griffin is a fifth grader in Corrinne Thaler’s art class at Springer School and Center, a Hyde Park school devoted to the education of students with learning disabilities in grades 1 through 8.