Henrico Humane Society Pet Portraits

I am so excited to tell you about a very special project the 4th grade artists at Greenwood having been working on!


We have again partnered with the Henrico Humane Society to help spread the word about the wonderful work they do in our community to help find loving homes for dogs and cats in need.

This year, 4th grade students each selected a dog looking for a home and created clay portraits of these pups!


We spent two art days building portraits of these sweet doggies!


Once we were finishing building with the clay, we glazed our pieces and added beaded name tags so that the projects would be easy to display.

Additionally, these students have been working on persuasive letters to explain why they think their dog deserves a loving, permanent home!

Now… the EXTRA exciting news!


30 of these amazing projects were selected to hang on the Greenwood Elementary tree at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for their annual display of holiday lights!  In addition to their clay projects, ornaments that display a QR code will allow visitors to use their smartphone to listen to the student reciting their persuasive letter!

Thousands of visitors will have a chance visit the GardenFest of Lights display this holiday season.  We hope that these visitors will not only enjoy and appreciate our display but will understand the value of adopting a dog or cat from the Henrico Humane Society!



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