Collegiate Art Students Take Part in Global Connection Project
Collegiate Upper School students in Pam Sutherland’s Drawing 2 and Painting 2 classes recently completed a project during remote learning in which they created portraits of children in Venezuela.
The Collegiate students, all who had previously drawn or painted themselves to a point of mastery, used a photograph of their assigned child to create their portrait.
Mrs. Sutherland said that when she signed up for the Memory Project in the fall she never could have known how special it would be for her students.
“To be able to extend that knowledge to an unknown child's face, especially at a time when all of us are feeling so disconnected from others, was especially meaningful,” she said. “That the children themselves are from a geographic region of the world especially vulnerable to the pandemic only makes this endeavor more urgent and timely.”
Mrs. Sutherland will send the finished portraits to the Memory Project, which will deliver them to the children in the drawings.