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Art Class Paints Portraits for Children in Ethiopia

03/15/2016 9:46 am

Mr. Brown's first semester Painting I Class participated in the Memory Project, a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty.

The Memory Project asks that each participant donate a $15 fee to enroll in this. WSHS art dept. enrolled 21 students, for a total of $315. 

Painting students worked for three weeks to paint portraits of children from Ethiopia. They were then mailed back to the Memory Project in Stoughton, where they will be sent to Ethiopia. A video of the delivery will be made and sent back to the art department.

See Mr. Brown's whole presentation and examples of the artwork here.

   

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