Former Inly Student Makes Global Montessori Connections through Art

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.

Lynda Jackson, Inly Spanish instructor, Caroline Jones, and Pam Golden, Inly art instructor

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.

Artwork from students in La Carpio

Student thumbprints make a beautiful rainbow

Sharing stories through art

Caroline with several Inly students

Inly Alumna
Caroline received a warm welcome from Inly students

Caroline's presentation about La Carpio

Caroline with Donna Milani Luther, Inly Head of School

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!

Caroline points to the clay head she made as an Inly student

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