Stephanie is AMP’s newest intern from Northwestern Community College in Winsted (on left in picture), and originally hails from Puerto Rico. Learn more about her, in her own words:
“I love doing things that are out of my comfort zone, which is a lot of things. My friend, Brianna, and I had just gotten down from an obstacle course when this picture was taken. We were up in a tree that was about 20 feet up in the air, and we were held only by safety ropes as we walked across two tightropes while our hands were intertwined in order to not fall down. When we were doing this, I was the first to raise my hand to volunteer, even though it looked super scary. After the experience I felt that I had accomplished something I may not get the chance to do again, and I was glad I put my fears aside to do that.
After I finish at Northwestern in December, I want to continue my education (not sure where yet…I’ve applied to four schools) and study International Relations. I love helping others, and I want to travel the world doing so.”
Ellen and Christine just returned from the Connecticut Art Education Association (CAEA) fall conference, where they met and worked with many teachers to create their own “work” drawings, which were then collaged into these great pieces. (We love seeing images of “creativity at work”!) Several of these teachers are interested in having their schools work with AMP on future projects. Send us a message if you’d like more information, too!
Ellen is working on the next piece of the mural, creating the pattern for the liberty section.
These students from Northwestern Connecticut Community College were rockstars in helping us transform the house next to the mill into usable space for upcoming education programs. Can't wait to get going!
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Ellen is setting sail on the next piece of the mural, paying tribute to Roy Lichtenstein’s 1995 America’s Cup sailboat for which he designed the “Mermaid Hull.”
Even though our digital storytelling apprenticeship program has wrapped up for the summer, Brooke is still interviewing our construction crew, including Scott Boos, president of Scope Construction, to learn why they do what they do. Looking forward to sharing clips from these great interviews!