Blog post by Teaching Artist Karina Santarossa
March 21, 2018
My time with the students at Eneida M. Hartner Elementary School was heartwarming and rewarding. We had lots of laughs and good times, but most importantly, they learned. My students learned how to perfect the carbon copy technique, and used the technique to help them create beautiful artwork. They recreated popular cartoon characters by adding their own unique artistic twist. During Black History Month, I educated them about the Civil Rights movement while they made Black justice posters promoting equal rights. They created a traditional African quilt by individually using basic shapes to form patterns. The patterns were put together and made a huge quilt that was on display during Eneida’s Black History show. We showed our support to the community by making posters to help end homelessness and created encouraging animated letters for the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Self-expression is a vital part of understanding life, and I’m glad I could help show the way for the students at Eneida M. Hartner Elementary School.