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Building Up and Raising Funds
April 15, 2019

Thanks to Eversource CT for their grant in support of AMP's summer enrichment programs! They see the value of giving children and teens the opportunity to spend time outdoors—learning, designing, inventing, building, growing, and more. AMP continues to be committed to providing young people with learning opportunities that cultivate the skills and self-reliance needed for the next generation!

Art at Work: Education

Art at Work: Education
April 5, 2019

Our "Whole School Mural" project finished up at the Renzulli Academy in Hartford, and the pictures of what they accomplished are incredible! Led by AMP teaching artist, Kathy Reddy, 130 students in 4th-8th grade created three 4' x 8' plywood panels depicting their school community, complete with the Hartford skyline, school buildings, self-portraits, and even their night janitor. Lots to ❤️ about this!

Art at Work: Education

Art at Work: Education
March 27, 2019

Introducing Julianne, our education intern from Northwestern Connecticut Community College. After graduation, she plans to transfer to Central Connecticut State University to study elementary education with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher. Before she interned with AMP, she was a math tutor for middle school children.

Our programs director had this to say about Julianne: "After observing the warmth and enthusiasm that Julianne brings to the room when she is engaging with the kids in the CHAMPS after-school enrichment program, I couldn't be more thrilled to have her join AMP as an education intern for the spring and summer! She is a natural educator."

Art at Work: Education

Art at Work: Education
March 23, 2019

Thursday kicked off our in-school residency with the Renzulli Academy in Hartford. And what a day it was! Our teaching artists worked with students in 6th-8th grade to create a whole-school mural. Eighth-graders started out painting the ombre sky, then projected images of the Hartford skyline that the seventh-graders painted black. Others students created self portraits. More to come next week!

Moving In: Mural Installation

Moving In: Mural Installation
December 3, 2018

Stitch and Steve, Native American mechanics from New Mexico, are in the building and the first to be attached to the armature in the weeks ahead. First job is to affix the 50 or so ceramic tiles—created by students at the Taos Day School in 2003—that make up Stitch’s plaid shirt. Check out the New Mexico Project.

Building Up and Raising Funds

Building Up and Raising Funds
November 14, 2018

It’s that time of year when mailboxes, inboxes, and social media feeds fill up with donation requests. Of course we’re adding to that. From the mill renovation to education programs for the next generation of workers, every dollar truly is making an impact. Click here to donate now.

Digging In: Construction Update

Digging In: Construction Update
November 1, 2018

Lots of excitement at the mill this week, with Doug, Paul, and Austin arriving from Michigan to install the wood planking on the first level platform and the ramp that goes behind the mural. These guys have now joined the club of subs who have had to work around the HVAC ducts and giant beams, all three showing great skill and the requisite sense of humor necessary on this project. Just incredible to get a chance to walk up on this level and admire the terrific craftsmanship these guys have brought to the job.