Last Saturday, nine international students from New York City’s School of Visual Arts volunteered their time to design and lead an art workshop for over 30 children at Lantern’s Silverleaf Hall in the Bronx.
The two hour workshop was held in Silverleaf’s community room, where the students worked with the children using card, feathers, markers and cut-out shapes to create colorful masks. The students also brought with them pieces of their own art work to show the children, and gave each child a set of watercolor paints and paintbrushes as a souvenir. Lantern staff gave out healthy snack bags and Halloween-themed toothbrushes.
Silverleaf Program Director Carmen Soto said that everyone was proud to pose for a photo with their work at the end of the workshop. She said:
The excitement was high for the children, but also for the students who had never been to the Bronx before!