Last year, the Art Department piloted a holocaust remembrance project called the Butterfly Project. The basis of this international project is Holocaust education, combined with the creation of ceramic butterflies in remembrance of the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust. During this pilot, 25 butterflies were made.
This week the CHSN Art Department begins it’s participation in the global Butterfly Project.
On Wednesday, February 28, we will listen to Holocaust Survivor, Sonia Goldstein, tell her experience during the Holocaust. This speaker will be the preliminary inspiration for those planning to help glaze clay butterflies. The speaker will be presenting in the auditorium and the Art Department will be bringing approximately 500 students.
It is our goal to create 1000 clay butterflies that will be permanently installed on the exterior brick wall of the Guidance Department facing picnic tables.
On March 1-2, the Art Department will be creating glaze designs on clay butterflies (we will pre-make butterflies prior to this event). While students are working on these creations, we will have available brief bios (provided by the butterfly project) of children that died during the Holocaust so that students have another opportunity to connect with the meaning behind the project.
On March 1, afterschool, we will hold a workshop for any students not in art classes, to create a butterfly.
Late April/May project installation and unveiling event coupled with a screening of the documentary, Not the Last Butterfly