In the midst of checking all her students’ amazing artwork, Ms. Bisogna (Cedar Grove Art Teacher) was especially surprised by a submission from one of her second graders, Samantha Maresca. Samantha had made a beautiful painting on her home’s storm door. Like only a child can, she filled the entire glass from top to bottom with colorful images of her family, a sun, smiley-faced hearts, a tree with a red bird, and most notably, a rainbow.. She titled her masterpiece, “This Too Shall Pass.” It was such a bright light of hope in these dark times that Ms. Bisogna sent it to her administration team thinking they could share it out on one of the school’s media platforms. They all began to think about how fun and encouraging it would be to use this not only as a school activity, but as a district and community spirit project, where each week, all our students would participate in a similar fashion, decorating the doors or windows of their homes with inspirational art. Neighborhoods could be transformed into mini art galleries where people will experience a little kindness and humanity.
Let´s kickoff this week with a community full of rainbows!
Rainbows are seen as symbols of hope, blessings, and happiness following difficult times. During the week of 3/30/20, join us in this endeavor by having your children create their own rainbow masterpieces. Encourage them to include a positive message on a window, door, driveway, or even the sidewalk. They may use any materials (erasable markers, washable paint, wax crayons, window clings, paper, chalk). In the weeks that follow, we will have new themes to share. What better way to connect us, provide comfort, lift our spirits, and spread love and hope? It’s no secret...Art heals.
Take photos of your art and on Friday, April 3rd, please share your photos via social media. Be sure to tag @wearetrschools on Twitter with your family’s masterpiece and use the hashtags: #WeAreTRSchoolsInspiration or #TRSchoolsThisTooShallPass
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