WATCH: Syrian children receive portraits from Chelmsford High students

Chelmsford High School art students recently participated in an initiative connecting them with Syrian children through artwork.

This was facilitated by The Memory Project, a nonprofit organization in which art students create portraits for disadvantaged, neglected, or orphaned children and teens around the world.

Chelmsford High School art teacher Allison Gover engaged her Studio 3, Honors Art Portfolio and AP art students in the project.

Each art student received their own photograph of a Syrian child to sketch, and the Memory Project Organization presented the portraits to the Syrian children as gifts.

Ms. Gover’s art students are proud to have been able to share in this unique project and make connections with students across the world.


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