Over the last week or so, I’ve been in touch with 2014 VCS alumna Olivia Yeatman, who sent along an update about what she’s been up to recently. Olivia is a wedding coordinator for a venue with a 17th-century manor house and barn, and she’s also been working as a part-time art teacher at a private school in Maryland. Here’s a description she sent along of a project she did recently with her students:
This year my first, second, and third grade artists at the Tome School in North East, MD just a few miles inland of the Chesapeake Bay, provided endless inspiration in the classroom and at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. We learned about and created our own versions of famous artworks, but also maintained an ongoing dialogue revolving around kindness and helping others in times of hardships. In an effort to inspire and touch the hearts of our graduating class of 2020, we practiced one of my favorite art forms, poetry and writing, sharing messages of encouragement. The unambiguous and lighthearted words of children are somewhat underrated, perhaps due to lack of accessibility. By creating an online profile to display their masterpieces, I’m hoping that more people can be touched by their words during these difficult times.
So I had my 1-3rd graders write poems to the senior class encouraging them on their way and I put them all into a little website if you want to check it out! They are so pure Here is the link: http://www.tinytitan.studio/ The “to our seniors” page has all of them.