Alcuin Students Sophie Johnson and Nicholas Dai work during art class to prepare their paintings for display at Zoës Kitchen. They were among 85 lower and upper elementary students from Alcuin School to participate in this unique community artwork program.
Students Pay It Forward By Donating Proceeds From Art Sales To Vogel Alcove
Thanks to a collaborative effort between Alcuin School and Zoës Kitchen, more than 85 lower and upper elementary students will have their original artwork on display at the restaurant’s new location at 5100 Belt Line Rd. in Addison throughout the year. The Zoës Kitchen Celebrates Children! Artwork Program highlights paintings from local non-profit organizations and area schools, like Dallas’ Alcuin School, 6144 Churchill Way, as a community partnership initiative. Visit www.alcuinschool.org.
Zoës Kitchen is helping support Alcuin School by allowing the public to purchase these “pint-sized Picassos” for a minimum donation of $20. Instead of the donations coming directly to the School, the students have elected to give the donations to Vogel Alcove. Vogel Alcove is a Dallas non-profit childcare center that provides developmental, social and health services to children from homeless families.
Paintings are purchased on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be displayed for three to four months. The restaurant accepts credit cards or cash as donations, which they will combine and present to Alcuin School at the end of the promotional period.
“We were delighted to be part of this community effort that invites children to create works of art and put them on display,” said Karen Kostal, Alcuin School Elementary Visual Arts faculty. Kostal helped coordinate the effort at Alcuin School and worked with the children to develop artistic concepts. “As part of the program, Zoës supplied all of the canvasses and artwork supplies. Our students used this as a valuable opportunity to learn what they’ve been working on in class and apply it to create beautiful artwork that will be showcased for the public to enjoy.”
About Alcuin School
An enriched, nurturing, coeducational academic community, Alcuin School uses the Montessori and International Baccalaureate program methods to foster critical thinking and a lifelong passion for learning. With faculty support, students from Toddler to Upper School at Alcuin School are eager to embrace change, question the status quo, and prepare for their future as leaders in a global society. For more information, please visit www.alcuinschool.org.