MWK’s creative talent program, led by practicing artist instructors, enriches the school’s academic program. Three professionals, Simplis Benard, Karim Swafi, and Ringo Eliasi teach art, music, and drama as part of the curriculum.
“When I first started visiting the school, I brought paper and crayons for the students, but they had no idea of what to do with them,” says Daphne Sloan, TEF Executive Director. “Now students are creating original art that any of us would be proud to hang on our walls.”
Thirty-five student paintings were displayed and offered for sale during the quarterly Creative Talents Show which also featured singing, dancing, art, and academic achievements. The idea of a show and sale was a novel one for the students and their parents.