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East Hills School Memory Project

This year East Hills School fifth graders took part in a special art project called the Memory Project. The Memory Project is an opportunity for student artists to create portraits for orphaned or disadvantaged children around the world. Students were given the chance to draw seven portraits of children from Jamaica. After the students complete the paintings, they will be mailed back to the children at the orphanage. A few months later, they will receive a photo and video footage of the Jamaican children with their portraits.  The purpose of this project is to foster acts of kindness and encourage thoughtfulness toward others. Students learned how to paint a portrait using acrylic paints while learning about shading, values, textures and composition.