Bringing art to Orphanages around Vietnam

You can read more about this collaboration HERE

WAR & EAST Endangered Animals in Vietnam

An ES and MS art collaboration


During quarters 2 ,3 and 4 in grade 6 art we created these beautiful artworks based on endangered animals. You can read more about this collaboration HERE.


We collaborated with the ES art students at SSIS, who also created circle collages, paintings and prints. In the end we filled 7 large boards which all connect and then we photographed sections of this beautiful piece and added them to art cards. These cards were sold at the Art Party.

In the end through donations, art card sales and popcorn sales we raised over 8million dong ($400USD) just in 2hours!

How incredible is that?


A video that we used during the Art Party


A G8 Collaboration with NY, 2017


GREAT news:

‘Endangermalia—Before It’s Too Late’, our book which was researched, written and illustrated by grade 8 art students at SSIS, in collaboration with Commack Middle School, NY raised a whopping $600.00! These profits were gained from donations during our art party last week and from book sales.


Plus the profits from our online store which brings the grand total to $850.03 USD.

The students worked very hard creating, promoting and selling this book. They researched and chose the charity they wanted to support based on findings from the CHARITY NAVIGATOR. This project was entirely student run.

They even designed art cards for our art party and 50% of the sales went towards WWF. The other 50% has been given to HEARTBEAT VIETNAM.


For previous blog posts about the behind the scenes of Endangermalia please click here:  A Collaboration for Charity and Please Purchase Our Book

Where Does The Money Go?

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A Huge Thanks Goes To:

Graeme Base for his enthusiasm, support and quick replies to the student letters.

Grace Barrett for her passion, support and willingness to see this project through, despite some differences in technology, class times and holidays, not to mention the difficult time difference. You were incredible to work with. for their support of this project, quick replies, helping Vietnam receive their books as quickly as possible and for the professional quality of the books.

Kevin Honeycutt for the inspiration behind the book and the recommendation to use Lulu.

WWF for their incredibly inspiring work which gave students an authentic reason to create art.

Everyone who purchased a book, cards or donated, the success is not possible without you.

Last but not least, the hard working students of CMS and SSIS, you were incredible with your passion, motivation, enthusiasm and determination, not to mention your fabulous communication, problem solving and artistic skills! Thank YOU.


G8 Human Rights- Social Studies, English, Science

May-June 2016 

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G6 Negative Space Sculptures- Vietnam to China

April-May 2016


More information: HERE

G7 Mandala Umbrellas-LSTS (local school)

Jan-May 2016

More information: HERE

G7 Remixing Photos- Vietnam to NY

Nov-Dec 2015

More information: HERE

G6 Portraits- LSTS (local school)


More information: HERE


Ghana- a true collaboration would have been if they taught us something too, but this was the beginning of my interest in collaborations and they did create one large piece of art together. The students were also invited back to participate in our art party too.


All my trimester classes are ending in two weeks so I thought why not get the students to show me what they have learnt over the trimester by teaching it to someone else? What a brilliant way to bring the community into our art room.


The grade 6 students had to choose their favourite portrait activities from the trimester and create four lesson plans for their student as they will be teaching one on one. They all began with teaching the rules of portraiture and then followed with their choice of activities using ipads, projectors, ink, pencils, markers or watercolours. The goal is for the visiting student to create one major piece by the end of the 4th class. It could be a mobile, collage, painting, book or anything else the student teacher plans.


The grade 8 class had to prepare a research which was visually interesting and suitable for teaching the local children about Impressionism. They chose to present with posters, brochures, movies, ibooks or Prezzis.


Over the next three classes the students will be working on their own canvas but in a group of four. At the end of the task they will join the canvases to make four big paintings to hang here at LCS and in the local school.

G6,7 and 8 Poetry Art- English and Art

2014 Ghana

The Grade 6,7 and 8 students were studying poetry in English. These poems were turned into mixed media art. The students then read their poems out to the LCS community during poetry week.

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