The most wonderful time of the year!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 11:02 AM
Enjoy this wonderful holiday season! We wish to thank everyone who has participated and who supports the wonder of our ArtLink programs.
This beautiful piece of art was created by a Russian student who participated in ArtLink many years ago. The title of the piece is, "Traditional Winter Games" by Elena A. from St. Petersburg, Russia.
This piece can be seen at the Darien Library as part of our exhibit, “Seasons and Celebrations: Children's Art From Around the World."
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:31 AM
We want to wish everyone a happy holiday season! This art was created by a young student who participated in our ArtLink Program in 2004. The title of this piece is "Thanksgiving Day Parade" by Gena M. age 9 from Armonk, New York, USA. She describes her piece: "My tradition is watching the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. In my scene, they are holding a Snoopy balloon, as they are walking down the street. I chose this scene, because it is fun and exciting to be at the parade."
Thursday, November 17, 2011 6:08 AM
Here are two of our classes partnered through our Artlink Program. One class is from Illinois, USA. The other is from Senegal, Africa.
Please go to CulturExchange to view more of their wonderful photographs. Enjoy seeing both classes working on creating their art to send to each other.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:42 AM
This art work is just in from McCall Middle School, in Winchester Massachusetts. The title of this piece is “Love of Sports: Soccer", the artist is Robert C. age 13.
Robert created this piece while participating in our fall ArtLink Program. This McCall Middle School class is partnered with a class in Brazil. We received 25 art pieces from Robert's class all of them wonderful and meaningful. The artist description sheets are currently being translated into Portuguese to prepare this collection to be sent on to their partner class in Brazil.
McCall Middle School is participating in 4 additional ArtLink Programs with Russia, Uganda, Mexico and Jordan.
Art Show at Darien Library
Friday, November 11, 2011 8:51 AM
We are happy to announce an art exhibit entitled, “Seasons and Celebrations: Children’s Art From Around the World”
is now up in the Art Gallery at The Darien Library located at 1441 Post Road in Darien, CT. This art show is a collection of wonderful art from our archives. The show will be up until January 9, 2012.
We want to thank PG Properties LTD. for sponsoring this exhibit and for their friendship and support of Creative Connections.
This art piece, “Christmas in the Zoo” by Maria S. from Latvia is a sample of the art being showcased in the Art Gallery.
Please stop by the Darien Library and see this heartwarming and charming show. We believe you and your family will be delighted!
The Art is Arriving!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 10:36 AM
It is an exciting time here at Creative Connections, art from our ArtLink Program is arriving every day. It is wonderful to see the beautiful and meaningful art work pouring in from around the world.
This piece is in from School 14 in Russia. It is titled, "The Kremlin" the artist is Julia M.,age 16, it is painted with water colors. This class in partnered with a class from South Shore High School in Chicago, IL USA.
Friday, November 4, 2011 9:59 AM
We are thrilled to welcome members of the Higher Order of Thinking (HOT) school community for a presentation about our ArtLink and Rainforest ArtLink Programs on Monday November 7, 2011 at their Leadershop. We endorse and value “The HOT approach
[as it] is reflected in a school’s commitment to child centered, experiential, arts integrated teaching and learning. In an arts infused environment…” We believe our programs meet many of their goals and objectives, in particular by, “
creating opportunities for students to express themselves artistically within the academic curriculum.”
Artwork: “The Work of Water” by Blanca, England
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 12:23 PM
Winter arrived early leaving lots of snow all over Connecticut.
This art work entitled, "Snow Playground", was created by Pat S. from Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA. This art piece was created in our ArtLink Program where students create art projects designed to reflect their life and culture which are then exchanged with a partner class in a different country. ArtLink is an adventure in cross-cultural discovery!