Badin students put their hearts and souls into art for the sole

Posted at 10:24 PM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 22:36:59-04

HAMILTON, Ohio -- A group of students at Badin High School are pouring their hearts and souls into art for the sole.

Painting 75 pairs of shoes may not seem like a typical art class project. And it's not: Students are creating customized, wearable art for people in their community who are less fortunate.

"We didn't want it to seem charitable," teacher Sarah Daniels said. "We wanted to give them a custom pair of shoes."

The work starts with a letter from the recipient about how they'd like their shoes to look. Then, students go to work. Students also helped secure a $3,000 grant to fund the project.

"I like the different styles they choose and being able to paint shoes for people who really enjoy them once you deliver them to them," junior Maddie Maccio said.

Watch the video above to see the art these students are creating.