Art and creativity is an integral part of a child’s life, but not all children have access to supplies. Art supplies in Cuba are in short demand and schools that have art classes sometimes cannot make it through an entire school year due to a lack of supplies. Recently, Lower Elementary teacher, Lisa Stolzer, visited Cuba and saw first-hand that art supplies are very limited to children who want to participate in art classes at the Museo de Bellas Artes. To encourage creativity and opportunity for art classes for Cuban children, the Parent Association Community Service committee is working with the Elementary classes to collect quality art supplies for these students. The biggest constraint is getting the supplies to Cuba, so the director of the Center for Cuban Studies, Sandra Levinson, will hand-deliver the donations to the Museum. The art supplies will need to fit into one suitcase.
Lisa Stolzer’s passion for children and art will come together once the art supplies are received in Cuba. Her plan is to conduct a joint art project with the Cuban students and display the finished projects at the Art Expo in May. It will be wonderful to see how our children’s newly-formed relationship with Cuban students has come together through the power of art.
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The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.