By: Lisa Waldstein, Upper School Studio Art
The Memory Project is a unique initiative in which art students create portraits for children and teens around the world who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged. Given that kids in such situations tend to have few personal keepsakes, we’re aiming to provide them with special memories that capture a piece of their childhood. As much as possible, we also want to help the kids see themselves as works of art.
To do this, art students receive photos of kids on our waiting list and then work in any medium to create the portraits. Next, we deliver the portraits to the kids as gifts. We also take photos of the kids holding the portraits so the art students can see the delivery in action.
These are the portraits completed by Studio Art 1 just last month. They are en route to be delivered to the children in Guyana.