HiArt! Director Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène says that developing children’s talents can expand self-confidence to areas in which they feel less competent.
Like the girl next to an Al Held painting in photo 1, children at HiArt! in Manhattan spend 20 minutes at a time sketching the work of artists in museums.
Teacher Courtnee O’Keefe arrives at the studio with 1st-graders from PS 30 in Manhattan.
PS 30 paraprofessional Ana Campechano helps prepare collage materials.