I just received a great update from Ben Schumaker of The Memory Project. This past spring, a group of TASIS art students volunteered to create portraits of children to be delivered to an orphanage in Ghana. Ben organizes The Memory Project in countries around the world and we were delighted to work with him on such a great cause for a second year. To read more, visit his website www.memoryproject.org and you can check out my previous post on the TASIS artists who generously volunteered this year by clicking here.

memory project portrait paintings

memory project portraits - children receiving artwork

memory project portraits - children receiving artwork

memory project portraits - children receiving artwork

I recently returned from my second service trip to Romania with TASIS students. We work with Hope and Homes for Children (HHC), an organization whose goal is to close poorly run government institutions and place children in small family homes with caring staff and much better living conditions. TASIS has been working with HHC for eleven years and our students visit several times a year to help with ambitious construction and painting projects in addition to spending time with the children. 

Below are several of the projects we completed this past February break.



A basement room that we made into a new hangout space for this small family home. We painted a geometric design for the wrap around mural and installed new flooring. To see an interactive panoramic image of the full mural taken by one of our students, click here.






Some of the team with the finished mural! Due to child protection laws, we are required to blur out some of the smiling faces of some of our Romanian friends.



Our second large-scale mural was in a play room for younger children in the main day center. Inspired by Sol LeWitt, students created another large, colorful, wraparound design.






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