A Monster of a Collaboration

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Students in Rob Springer’s second-grade art class at Accompsett Elementary recently collaborated on the Monster Project with students at High School West in Steve Halem’s Advanced Placement art classes.

The Monster Project is the undertaking of a passionate collection of artists who share a common goal: to help children recognize the power of their own imaginations and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential.

Mr. Springer’s student-artists worked on their monsters in the spring 2016. When the students finished their creations, the work was then presented to Mr. Halem’s students. Each work was imaginatively transformed into an adaptation taken from the original piece.

After the second-graders drew their monsters, the high school students brought them to life in their own artistic style. The High School West students then delivered the new interpretations back to the elementary students and spent time demonstrating new art techniques within their original creative context.