The Creatives Project

Plexi-Mobiles w/ Sara Santamaria (TCP)-Day One

This post was written by Paint Love Operations intern, Maya Glass.

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What’s more fitting for Cool Girls than a cool, unique project? Nothing! We all may not remember, but when we were newborns we must have stared inquisitively at that spinning object above our heads playing tunes until it ‘lullabied’ us to sleep. What was that thing?! Oh yes, a mobile. Yesterday afternoon, about 45 girls in grade levels 2nd-5th indulged in creating eccentric shapes to be hung on their own handcrafted mobiles. This project is led by our wonderful lead artist, Sara Santamaria.

Each girl participated with enthusiasm and enjoyed making their prototypes. In this test run, we found what did or did not work for balance, string placement, weight distribution, etc. This time next go round, the girls should be familiar and experienced with the material. They will be making one large mobile, collectively as the final product. Thank you to our T-1 partner, Barack Obama Elementary, and Cool Girls, Inc. for allowing us to bring our program to your bright young girls. Can’t wait to meet again!


Mosaic Tiles with New American Pathways!

Our last summer session with New American Pathways came to a magical end thanks to The Creatives Project (TCP) artist Maria Korol! Mosaics + abstract portraits!! They turned out BEAUTIFUL and the students were so proud of their work! We are so proud of these students. New American Pathways is a nonprofit organization that serves refugee students of all ages. We loved getting to partner with them so consistently this summer. 

Mosaic tile project summer 2018 Paint Love at New American Pathways
Paint Love art project mosaic tiles at New American Pathways