We recently received this email from our friend Rebecca….
Hello. As I recently told you, our school – Saugatuck Elementary in Westport, CT – does a program called ArtSmarts. The parents volunteer, pick an artist, and develop a project to be done in a similar style for their class. At the beginning of the project, the parents talk about the artist, his/her style, and explains how their project will be similar to the original artist. This year, we picked the theme of “Valentine’s Day” and the students used foam dots and duplicate pictures to create 3-D creations. They had a variety of items to use including traditional valentines, foam hearts, flat hearts, etc. And they used glitter and jewels to embellish at the end. It was great fun to see how each picture was so unique even with the same raw materials. It was a great success!
Thanks, Rebecca for sending us these wonderful pictures…..love to see the kids exploring their artistic sides! Eventually, we will be running interactive educational art projects out of our new working studio…when it’s finished and ready…in a couple of months…so stay tuned for more info!