Strokes from crayons, a student's imagination drawn out on paper.

This may look like a typical art class for Hartley elementary, but today, it got a new pop of color.

"There's a lot of ways to say thank you, and art may not be one of the go-to things, but you know,making thank you cards,it's always better than going to the store and buying one," art teacher Edward Grisamore said.

The idea came after Grisamore saw negative comments toward Georgia Power on social media.

"I was kinda going through Facebook and seeing this sort of... there was a mixture of praise and then there was just utter disgust and outrage and all this stuff," Grisamore said.

Now, his students reach into bins of crayons, and reach into their hearts for power crews whose efforts pass with flying colors.

Students said their thank yous, wrote poems and drew pictures as a token of their appreciation.

Grisamore teaches at both Hartley and Riley Elementary Schools, and hopes to end up with about 700 cards to send to Georgia Power Headquarters by the end of the week.