LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Letcher County’s Tyler Watts has created jaw-dropping art in the windows of the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg.
The fourth-grade teacher has been doing this for a couple years now, and this Christmas, he’s showcasing his most ambitious project yet. It took 10,000 Post-It Notes and 28 hours to put up.
The project portrays the friendly faces from A Peanuts’ Christmas.
“The Halloween one was only three windows and the Christmas one, as you can see, is five windows, and that’s the biggest one I’ve ever completed,” said Watts.
The Halloween one was nearly 6,000 Post-It Notes and is one of the many Watts has created since 2016.
“The idea came about when we were talking about lines of symmetry in my first-grade classroom, back when I taught first grade, and we started designing figures and Post-It Notes, and we started getting fancy with it,” said Watts.
His art has gained national attention, including from Good Morning America. While the projects have captured the imaginations of people across the country, Watts told LEX 18’s Mike Valente that his goal has always been to reach his students.
He also says that it is an added bonus that he can share them with his daughter.
“It makes it worth it, when she just gets excited about something and knows her dad did it, I guess,” Watts said.