Making a Difference Through Art

Many of NDA’s talented art students participated in a service project called The Memory Project again this year. The mission of The Memory Project is for Art students to create portraits for youth around the world who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged. The portraits are sent to the children, who typically have very little possessions, giving them something to call their own. This year NDA Art students created portraits for children in Ukraine.

The vision of the Memory Project is…

By facilitating the creation and delivery of heartfelt artwork and poetry made by children for children, we strive to break cultural barriers, leave children with a unique childhood memory, inspire creativity, show children living in difficult situations that they are valued, and cultivate a kinder world. We want to empower teachers and students in their pursuit of the same goals.

Here is a sampling of the beautiful portraits created by NDA Art students: