New Alternatives for Children 06/24/17
What a joy to make characters dance and flip and dive into our animation event with the New Alternatives kids! We made 3 sets: a theater stage, an underwater world and a sky then the kids added their own buildings, super heroes and super stars that danced, swam and flew through the scenes.
Our favorite moment of the night was when the shyest, quietest boy in the bunch pulled us aside to say, “you made me really happy today.” Many kids also asked us how they could make animations at home so we are thrilled that they caught the animation bug too and will continue to create on their own.
Thank you, kids, for your boundless imagination and energy, to the NAC staff and our Event Director, Lisa LaBracio, for organizing such an amazing time and to our trusty and beloved volunteers: Elana Amity, Pedro Delgado, Barbara Garrison, Marty Macaluso, and Tim Savage..
Mount Sinai Hospital, 06/21/17
Tonight we drew sunny beach scenes to celebrate the first day of summer!
Event Director, Elana Amity, started with beach-going SpongeBob, Snoopy and friends. Then a little girl named, Abby, called in to help volunteer, Pedro Delgado, draw a dolphin and unicorn sharing some ice-cream!
Thanks, kids, for the great collaborations. We’ll see you again next month on our KidZone TV Show!
The NY Foundling, 05/31/17
We are truly impressed by the resilient, talented teens we met at NY Foundling’s career fair. Many of these young adults have spent their whole lives in foster care, but their eyes are on the future: they spoke with us earnestly and with open minds about how they may explore their passions as they move into the working world. We discussed careers spanning from advertising and graphic art to fine art, teaching and animation. It was a joy to see our life’s work spark an interest in this next generation.
Thank you, NY Foundling teens and staff for having us and to our volunteers who brought their wide range of expertise to the table: Jane Archer, Todd Broder, Joan Chiverton, Stefano Imbert and Lisa LaBracio.