Created by LitClub@Mill Street Loft Arts, Poughkeepsie, NY
Poughkeepsie Middle School, After School Art Program
Artists: Maritza, Sheila, Amber, Nataly, Bridgette, Rebecca, Jocelyn
Program Director: Michelle De la Cruz
Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality
Materials: Canvas, felt, paint, glue, and fabric.
Did you enjoy this project? The girls loved working in the project. The most interesting part was learning about Eleanor Roosevelt and her activism. There were so many aspects we could have focused on. The girls chose the topic of hope because they thought that without it none of these things could be accomplished.
About: Our literacy-based arts program has been exploring different Women’s Rights advocates, Eleanor Roosevelt being one of them. They were inspired by her quotes and activism. Then we chose the theme which represented how we felt as a group. They designed a “Tree of Hope” and cut out bird-like pieces representing their thoughts flying away into the World and the hope that these sentiments will reach far.