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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Crayola: DreamMakers Visual Voices ~ Speak Up for Creativity

 Mrs. Bivona with Eric's artwork, the Everyday Jungle at the NAEA Convention, Baltimore, MD 4/2010

A quote from the Crayola Website
"As educators, you teach children the importance of thinking and speaking up for what they believe in. At Crayola, we believe that creative experiences are worth speaking up for and support your efforts. We hope you and your students enjoy seeing their work exhibited here, for all to see and share."

Mount Prospect is speaking up!!!  In the Fall of 2009 students from Mount Prospect School submitted artwork to the CRAYOLA:  DreamMakers Exhibit.  Work selected for this exhibit was on display at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention, in Baltimore, MD on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.  Fortunately I attended this convention and was able to see Eric's artwork (5th grade), "The Everyday Jungle" framed and ready to go to the State Department of Education to be on permanent display.  Along with the artwork each student had to write a Dream Statement.  Here is what Eric wrote, "Creativity is what a person wants from the heart and the pencil! My creativity just pours out of me onto the paper. I think of an image in my head and try to make it as close as I can when I create the image on the paper."  Congratulations to Eric once again!!!

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