First, we email you cropped headshots of each child along with their first name, age, favorite color, interests, and three positive words they choose to describe themselves.
Next, your students can either create portraits or identity art for them.
- Any 2-D form of art is welcome, including digitally-created art and mixed media.
- The art can be done on any type of paper or other surface that is similarly lightweight (please do not use boards).
- The maximum size should be 9x12" in order to fit inside the plastic sleeves we use to protect each piece.
Advanced students (capable of capturing a realistic likeness) create portraits to honor each child's unique presence in our world. The Memory Project gets its name from our original effort in 2004 to create portraits as special "memories" for children living in orphanages.
Students of all ages are invited to create artwork featuring the children's first names and the positive words they choose to describe themselves. The aim of this "identity art" is to encourage positive self-esteem, and including the children's photos in the art is also a nice touch.