EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016
“Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves, and to explore what is possible.” ~ MaryAnn F. Kohl
As a public school teacher I have see the shy child beam when classmates have complimented her drawing, the anxious child confidently sculpt an animal of his imagination, the lonely child join a group to build a model from recycled materials. Art gives children this chance to shine. That’s why I am proud to run my first marathon on April 18, 2016 and to fundraise for Dot Art.
Dot Art is a visual art program for children age 3-10 in Dorchester (aka Dot), Boston's largest and most diverse neighborhood. Serving approximately 500 students a week, Dot Art offers after-school art classes at four Dorchester elementary schools. Dot Art has two art studios where classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed-media and collage are offered. Dot Art runs school vacation as well as summer art camps on a sliding fee scale. From neighborhood fundraisers to community events like the Savin Hill Little Kids Halloween Parade, Dot Art is sure to be there providing a creative outlet for children. The “Paint Your Own Face” station Dot Art staffed at the Dot Day Chili Cook-off that my four and six year old could not get enough of is just one of countless creative opportunities Dot Art is providing across the neighborhood. Please help me support this invaluable community resource.
Thank you and in Dot Art’s own words, “We teach children to be expressive citizens and that what they have to say matters."