Thursday, May 30, 2019

GHS does the Memory Project

The Memory Project is a non-profit organization that matches high school art students with children who have faced “substantial challenges.”

20 Graham High School students, from a variety of art levels, were given photographs of children from an orphanage in Pakistan. They each made a portrait of a child using their choice of media.

The Process

First, we connected with After some communication, our students were paired with kids from Pakistan and we received digital images, as well as printed copies, of each child. The students were given several weeks to complete their portrait before we mailed them back to the Memory Project organization for them to send to Pakistan.

On the back of each portrait, we attached a photograph of the student artist, and they wrote messages to "their child" in Urdu, their native language. My students really enjoyed this project, and we're looking forward to getting a video of the children receiving their portraits!