The kids are very excited to be adding a 'message' and art work to their school Art core sixth graders working of back riser for school stepsWe put the unfinished boards up to get a glimpse of progress made The past four weeks, I have been the artist in residency for the well established program started by art teacher Debbie Donowsky. She has had a working artist come for the past twenty one years to do four classes with each student. This year we focused on gratitude - each student in the school did a mixed medium project for which they were grateful. Twenty four 'art core' sixth graders met every day to work on the back risers of the schools steps with the theme also being gratitude. Books, school, family, friends, food are just some of the examples of what the kids depicted. April 18 there will be a breakfast with all the works hanging around the school and an 'unveiling' of the finished steps.