On Friday afternoon, 13 grade school-aged children gathered at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts to make flags commemorating lost family members, veterans and even pets. The Memorial Project was meant to get attendees thinking about what Memorial Day means.
Maiku Vang, art education coordinator for Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, led the Memorial Project. She stood in the front of the art room asking the children to think of their loved ones and heroes, and how to draw them. Some children raised their hands asking if they could draw their dogs on the flags.
The students first sketched relatives and heroes, along with symbols such as rainbows and suns, on cloth. They chatted with one another, comparing their designs.
After they finished outlining their flags, the students lined up to put on aprons and get their brightly colored paint.
The Memorial Project was part of the workshop series Afternoons with Art held every Friday afternoon at the center. The classes encourage children to have fun and express themselves through art.