Watching children work at the Carpenter Art Garden has proved again to me that creativity is good for the soul.  Especially when kids contribute to a creation bigger than themselves, creativity can help them endure stress.   They have outlets for things stuck inside.  They have the social supports of the other artists.  They see a greater good.  And somehow all of this buffers them from stress.  It’s as if, in the process of creating art, they create their ability to cope a bit better.  It looks like they get something out of this besides art!

 

 

Randolph Library
Randolph Library

Cinco de Mayo event

Randolph Library
Randolph Library

Cinco de Mayo event

Mosaic Garden, Carpenter Art Garden
Mosaic Garden, Carpenter Art Garden
Mosaic Garden, Carpenter Art Garden
Mosaic Garden, Carpenter Art Garden
daria
daria
Daria and serenity
Daria and serenity
Mosaic Garden at Carpenter Art Garde
Mosaic Garden at Carpenter Art Garde
Mosaic Garden, Carpenter Art Garden
Mosaic Garden, Carpenter Art Garden
Brianna  For Memphis Heritage Trail
Brianna For Memphis Heritage Trail
zpw 3
zpw 3
Zodiac Park workshop Joyce
Zodiac Park workshop Joyce
Zodiac Park workshop
Zodiac Park workshop
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3 picnic.jpg
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2 picnic.jpg
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1 picnic.jpg
Danye at Carpenter Art Garden
Danye at Carpenter Art Garden