Mount Sinai Hospital, 02/22/17
Tonight’s show was for the birds! Elana Amity taught how to draw realistic bird heads, beaks, and feet and then showed how to transform those features into a cartoon style. Pedro Delgado then made a mini story book by folding paper together to make a natural binding, and filled its pages with the cartoon bird’s adventures!
We couldn’t have had a lovelier time, making Valentine’s Day cards with the ChildHelp kids. We helped them draw roses, puppies, Pikachus and Pooh Bears then decorated the inside of the cards with thoughts of love and togetherness. We are extremely impressed with these kids’ resilient, creative sprits and are happy to encourage them to keep on making art by providing them with their own art sets of colored pencils, sketch pads, erasers and sharpeners.
Thank you to our West Coast Director, Joseph Scott, for setting everything up and to our volunteers: Jeremy Arambulo, Marla Frazee, Chad Frye, Chris Harmon, Michael Kenny, Christian Lignan, Joseph Scott and Elizabeth Winter.
New Alternatives for Children 02/06/17
Our NAC Event Director and superstar TED-Ed animator, Lisa LaBracio, taught us how to make Valentine’s Day pop-up cards tonight! The kids projected their love with beating hearts, hopping bunnies, blooming flowers and wild tigers that leapt from the page. Then they filled their cards with thoughts of togetherness and gratitude, reminding us what this holiday is truly about.
Thank you very much to our volunteer artists: Joan Chiverton, Pedro Delgado, Stefano Imbert and Joyce Pedretti!