The stand up kids at Bellevue Hospital made the best stand up characters ever at our NYC drawing party!
Director, Jane Archer, helped the kids make 3D characters inspired by the “OUR NYC” floor puzzle that she designed. She first led the kids in a breathing and visualization exercise where they traveled on a hot air balloon, encountering her puzzle’s friendly characters along the way: fabulously decked-out pigeons, a fashionable dancing peacock, a magical coney island mermaid and a fun-loving Turtle at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Our volunteers then helped the kids riff off those ideas, creating awesome NYC characters of their own, like Pizza Man and a balloon loving tourist crocodile!
The kids got to keep their own “OUR NYC” puzzle and each child received their own art kit of colored pencils and erasers so they could continue to draw on their own.
Thank you, Blick Arts, for helping us get art supplies to all the children we serve and thank you volunteers, Elana Amity, Jane Archer, Barbara Garrison, Stefano Imbert, Eleanor Rahim, Nathan Schreiber and Ed Steckley for such a beautiful day!