The Memory Project is a unique initiative in which art students create portraits for children and teens around the world who have been orphaned, abandoned, neglected, or otherwise disadvantaged. To participate, artists receive pictures of children who are waiting for portraits. The artists then create the portraits, and The Memory Project coordinates the delivery of the portraits to the children. The goal of the project is to inspire caring in the student artists and a positive sense of self in the orphanage children. The project is directed by the nonprofit organization My Class Cares, and is funded at TSA by the generous support of the Parents’ Org.
This is the 9th year that students in Ms. Horvath’s studio have participated in the project; in past years we have received photos of children in Peru, Indonesia, Ecuador, Rwanda, Cambodia, Thailand, Madagascar, and Colombia. This year we were matched with kids from Syria who are currently living in refugee camps in an adjacent country. Studio 1 students created portraits in graphite and colored pencil, while Studio 2D used watercolor for theirs. These portraits will be sent to Syria in January.