We are not sure that any of you have ever mailed anything to Sri Lanka, but it tends to take along time. The lovely notes that you all wrote to our students are finally on their way, and, when they arrive, will be taken to the schools that each of the children attend. In the meantime, we thought that we would share some of them here for those students who have internet access and check the blog. We were really touched that over 70 notes …Read More »
At the invitation of the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Patricia Butenis, our co-founder, Parveen Daissenaike, organised a summer exhibition of Cartwheel participants’ artwork at the American Center in Colombo.
The works were on display from June until last week and were a cheerful addition to the atmosphere at the embassy. Children from Sip Sevana and representatives from The Foundation of Goodness, The Neelan Thiruchelvam Trust, and the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations & Strategic Studies were all in attendance this past June at the …Read More »
by Photography Instructor Katie Humphries
Preparing for the photography curriculum in Sri Lanka, I spent a rigorous 6 months reading about the culture, the history, the geography, and the art. I watched films. I stood in front of my classes here in NYC and pretended that none of them could speak English. I started using my hands in conversation more than I normally do. I even followed cricket– well, for about a week.
But, predictably, none of these things adequately prepared …Read More »
Our opening at the Children’s Museum of the Arts here in Manhattan was a wonderful success! We are very appreciative of all of the supporters who came out to celebrate the artwork created by our students this past December in Sri Lanka.
For those of you who missed the opening, we had tables set up with photographs of the children for guests to write notes to on the back. We collected over sixty and were so touched by your encouraging words that we thought it appropriate …Read More »
The graphic design workshops attracted a number of young artists and even a few of their parents last weekend at CMA. Here’s a quick look at Instructor Sean Murray working with some students, and below are samples of the artwork they created. One of the most obvious differences between the art made here in NY and that made in Sri Lanka: the children here were frequently inspired by manmade objects (a robot, a surf board), whereas the Sri Lankan children were almost exclusively interested in …Read More »
Our talented team of instructors will be conducting workshops at the Children’s Museum of the Arts on weekends in June and July. See the links below for details and workshops descriptions.
June 9th, 10am-1pm: Graphic Design Workshop
June 16th, 10am-1pm: Photography Workshop
June 24th, 10am-1pm: Music Workshop
July 14th, 10am-1pm: Collage WorkshopRead More »