LVA instructor Liz has been working with students at Home of the Innocents on several projects, including a mural to be unveiled soon and these dreamcatchers. A fellow institution that has worked for more than 100 years to benefit Louisville, HOTI shares LVA's mission to give children and young adults "the opportunity to access services that may be hard to find elsewhere."
We are off to a great start working with Kosair Kids® through Kosair Charities and Fund for the Arts to bring a 28-week art therapy program as part of a full school year initiative with Bellewood! During this visit, students worked with instructor Ehren Reed to create abstract, colorful paintings to be used as collage materials for our Eric Carle inspired project! We can't wait to see the finished artwork! This summer, students will be working with ceramic artist Lisa Simon on sensory elements for their outdoor classroom as well. Check back in for more behind the scenes images.
We've had a great time working with Kosair Kids® through Kosair Charities and Fund for the Arts to bring a 28-week art therapy program as part of a full school year initiative with Home of the Innocents! During this class visit, students were finishing up their Inside Out Boxes with Lori Kelley. They decorated the outside of the boxes as a representation of the self they show to the world and the inside of the boxes as their inner self. Students made the boxes very personal— illustrating their hopes, dreams, and fears. A couple students wanted to share their work with the camera, others chose to keep it private.
Students who finished their boxes worked on creating "quote trees" with their own quotes and tree designs.