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Stencil hearts


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Students at the Willard Hope Center began adding hearts to their paintings recently.

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Everyone worked on adding various colors of hearts to their images.

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The theme of the paintings this year is love, and we began with some symbols of the word.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of adding this third layer to their canvases.

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This session found all of the students very active and engaged in the art-making process.

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Print making


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Wednesday afternoon art students have been exploring printmaking.

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Students were using their Keith Haring-like shapes to create their prints.

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It was a fun yet challenging experience for everyone.

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The mono-prints will be used to create a bigger image from the beginning prints made at this session.

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It will be fun to see what the prints emerge into as the process continues.

Painting at the Hope Center- part 2


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Week two of painting at the Hope Center finds the kids adding text to their images.

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Kids are using the theme of Hope as they add color to the stenciled letters on their canvas, learning to control paint and brush together.

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There is a real community to the painting process as everyone works in one accord.

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Some of the kids really enjoy the focus of this new endeavor.

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Hope is a concept that the kids are exploring.  Martin Luther King stated that “everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” We seek to introduce this to the kids.

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The kids artwork will be sold in the upcoming auction for the Hope Center.