First Place Winners of Imagine That's Anti-Bully Teamwork Contest:


Addie Overend, grade 9, Garden City Schools

Joey Hoffer, Grade 4, Manor Oaks School

Sanna Taylor, Grade 2, Hampton Street School

Pop Art Food Pillows

Outstanding art by Paula Dagen's daughters.

"My twins absolutely loved it!" -- Paula Dagen, Parent

Carrie's Painting

"The students and I love you! Where else can you create a Pollock inspired design and drip color on a cake?" -- Denise Klein, teacher, East Hampton High School

"Stunned and Startled" by Jessica Toner, age 8, published in Express Yourself!

A big thank you to Maura Burns who helped fasciliate the family drip painting workshops this summer.

Family works together to create drip painting

"It was a fabulous day! --Tamara Nemo




Celebrate African American history with art.

Mural inspires creative teamwork.

Incorporating school slogan and students' ideas, sketch for Lawrence MS mural designed Joyce Raimondo

Lawrence students brain storm ideas for their poster/murals using collage elements.


Inspired by Pollock and Krasner, students drip paint, -- then rip, cut, and collage shapes to express emotion and energy.




have a conversation about art with Joyce Raimondo

I Have a Dream

February 20, 2013

Tags: African American History, Black History Month, Dr, Martin Luther King, character education

Last night, I worked with children to create posters that celebrate the accomplishments of great visionaries, leaders, athletes, entertainers, who are African American. Rather than focus on historical information, we discussed the powerful character traits of courage and conviction that Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and others had and the enduring (more…)

Anti-Bully Mural - Art by Kids for Kids - Lawrence MS

February 4, 2013

Tags: anti-bully, arts-in- education, mural, character education, art education

Providing a forum for children and teens to work in teams, the anti-bully mural project brings students together to create uplifting murals for their schools. When students work together to illustrate their positive character words such as "Participation, Motivation, Determination" they have a hands-on experience resolving differences of opinion, solving problems, listening, and learning (more…)