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have a conversation about art with Joyce Raimondo

I Have a Dream

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

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  Read More 
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Paint the Storm

Immediately after hurricane Sandy, I am visiting Riverhead Highschool to create drip paintings inspired by Pollock. The post hurricane offered an opportunity to discuss diversity of feelings and opinions -- as we all reacted differently to the storm and its disruption of our lives. Students created drip painted collages that expressed their personal reactions to the hurricane -- fear,  Read More 
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Let children play

Today we are visiting Woodside Library for out Go Green with Creativity! Recycled Animals workshop. These workshops allow children to do what comes naturally - to find items in their environment, play, and create with them. And when we recycle, the materials are free!

With increasing academic demands and pressure with tests in school,  Read More 
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