Right before the holidays, my students started our annual community service project called #petpARTners, which raises awareness for our local animal shelter, FurKids Atlanta. Students select a photo from the list of available pets to create a portrait of, and each grade level makes the portrait in a unique way - clay, collage, and good old drawing. We share the portraits around our school and community as well as online and our hope is that our work will attract attention and get more pets adopted and more donations.
The students love helping these dogs and cats through their artwork - you can see more on our Artsonia page and on my Instagram @smartestartists. If you'd like to try a similar program in your community, you can find my #petpARTners “how-to” packet in Teachers Pay Teachers -https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/petpARTners-a-community-service-project-3475456