Inktober off to creative start at Miller Middle School


Miller Middle School seventh grader Stephanie Lizarde displays ink drawings she produced as part of Inktober at the school.

Dozens of students at Miller Middle School in Marshalltown are producing some amazing work in a national effort called Inktober. Led by Miller art teachers Melissa Thelen and Baily Klammer, Inktober has students create a different ink drawing every day in October during their free time.

“By the end of October, they should feel better about drawing,” Thelen said. “Their drawing skills should improve.”

One student who has produced some very creative work so far this month is seventh grader Stephanie Lizarde. She is enjoying creating work on a daily basis, oftentimes spending hours at home working on pieces.

“It helps you get in the habit of drawing,” Lizarde said.

See more art produced by Miller students below.


Tha J Mo diplays her work.


Abriana Martinez works on a Starbucks logo drawing.


Piece by Jay Helton


Piece by Avery Mills


Piece by Mia Bradley