By Pam Golden, Inly Art Instructor
Former Inly student Caroline Jones recently wrote to me from Costa Rica, where she is a student at Global College. Her service learning project was working with the students at a small Montessori school in La Carpio.
We decided to do an art exchange between the Inly Lower Elementary students and the students at her school. Inly students drew pictures showing their lives—friends, pets, school, sports, family—and Inly Spanish instructor Lynda Jackson helped our students write captions in Spanish.
Caroline, a student at Inly through 5th grade in 2003, came back to her roots on June 7 and talked to our elementary students about her experiences working in La Carpio. She showed a movie that she made about the school, answered lots of questions, and brought drawings from her students for our students. This artwork is now on display in the Artsbarn corridor.
Many thanks to Sandy Kronitis-Sipols, Holly Clifford, and the Inly After School Community Service Club, who contributed art supplies for La Carpio, as well as to Caroline’s parents, Karen and Dan Jones, who delivered the art materials to Costa Rica in April.
Thank you, Caroline!