Art Classes Prepare Portraits for Memory Art Project

Jaxson Buttram, Staff Writer

The art classes are creating portraits of kids from Cameroon, Africa for the Memory Art Project. The students will send them out in the spring. 

“There’s just the sense of feeling accomplished and feeling like you did something nice for someone,” art teacher Rebecca Harrison said. “You’re just making a kid feel good.”

Students are able to use the time that they spent working on the project as community service hours. They can also use this project for college applications and resumes. 

“I really loved being able to do [the art project],” sophomore Julia Montgomery said. “I love art and I think art brings people together.”

Students are assigned a certain child to make a portrait using crayons, paints, pencils, markers, and any other supply to make an accurate portrait. The art classes have been participating in the memory art project for the past three years. 

“Every year I’m blown away by the talent kids show and the skill that they show,” Harrison said. “They really do try super hard because it’s for this kid who maybe has nothing.”