Students holding artwork for the Memory Project

During the month of February, Art 3 and 4 students used their drawing skills to complete portraits of a child living in India. This is the second time that the Elmwood art students have participated in the Memory Project. 

The Memory Project was started by Ben Schumaker in 2004 when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin and wanted to create a way to build a cultural connection and international kindness between countries.  Ben designed the Memory Project to provide heartfelt portraits to children in orphanages around the world. With the help of art students all over the country, Ben’s dream became a reality as they have delivered thousands of portraits in the past almost twenty years. 

Five Elmwood students contributed by creating portraits in a variety of mediums; from pencil drawing to acrylic, and one student even completed a portrait in oil paint. The finished portraits will be presented to children that are presently living in a foster home in India. We are hopeful that the art work brings these children great joy!

Students pictured (from left to right):

Alli Crisco, Taylor Glover, Abby Colgan. Alexa Salverson and Samantha Seipel