Teaching Self-Image Through Art

Teaching Self-Image Through Art
Posted on 06/05/2019
Creativity in the Community

High schoolers  are using art to teach younger kids about positive self-image. Art students in the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts  “Creativity in the Community” class recently created posters to hang at Ana Grace Academy, an elementary magnet school focused on the arts. The posters are on the theme of positive self-image with messages such as “Only You Can Define You,” “Don’t Let Others Arrange you, Be yourself,” and “Don’t Dream It, Be It.” The work was requested by Justin Bank who works as the director of the arts for Ana Grace. Students involved include sophomore Maggie Melendez, senior Eric Schafer, junior Brenna Taylor, and sophomore Aurora Williams.

Creativity in the Community is a class taught by artist instructor Nancy Doherty. As the name suggests, the focus of the class is to use artwork in ways that improve the community around them. Last year, the class made blankets for a women’s shelter in Hartford.

The posters have been sent and are currently hanging at Ana Grace Academy.

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