The Monster Project
A collaboration between elementary school students and a passionate collection of artists (illustrators, designers, watercolorists, metalworkers, etc.) with a common goal of helping children recognize the power of their own imaginations and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential. The children are invited to submit a monster drawing and the artists bring them to life in their own artistic styles. The new interpretations are delivered back to the students to demonstrate new art techniques within their own creative content.
By collaborating with the students and finding inspiration from their imaginings, we hope to help them recognize the value of their ideas and make them feel excited about the potential of their own minds. Creativity comes in many forms, and we hope to encourage their exploration of their own unique perceptions of the world we share. And, while we're at it, we want to introduce to them the notion of art as a legitimate career path.You can see more illustrations here.