This past summer, Side x Side once again partnered with LearningWorks to bring LearningWorks students in Portland and South Portland an arts-integrated program on Building Community. With the goal of designing a dream park, students worked with Side x Side teaching artist, Sarah Boyden, to brainstorm the various elements that can make up a park, with each student choosing one or two ideas to expand on. Beginning with pencil, they drew their ideas and then traced them in marker and colored them with watercolor pencils. Displayed together, the collection of individual pieces tells the story of a larger park.
This summer program was made possible by a generous grant from the Brick and Beam Society, a giving circle of United Way of Greater Portland.