Each Monday they met after school under the direction of Megan Burns and Jennifer Grant, Loveland High School (LHS) art teachers. Eleven members strong, the LHS Art Club has spent the past year fully focused on capturing big eyes, tiny faces and sweet smiles. The portraits they produce are for the Memory Project.
“They have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged,” explained Grant. “Our club receives photos of the children who are waiting for portraits which are sent from the project coordinator who is based in Wisconsin. Once the students complete the portraits, they are sent back to the coordinator and hand delivered to the orphanage.”
Grant said her students seemed touched to see the photographs of the young children holding the portraits the students created.
“What a fantastic way to refine and further artistic skills through a student organization while also making a difference in the lives of other people,” said Chris Kloesz, LHS principal. “I’m really proud of our students who chose to devote their talents to such a worthwhile project.”
The LHS Art Club plans to continue the Memory Project next year; the club is open to all students at the high school. If you would like to learn more about the Memory Project, visit their website at www.memoryproject.org/.