Fresh Palates to Palettes
Art of Food — Produced by Monica Rogozinski
Fresh Palates to Palettes is a program implemented at the Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School created in collaboration with their lead art teacher, Deva Watson, and the national award winning Philadelphia-based non-profit, Fresh Artists. This project allows students from disadvantaged neighborhoods to experience both fine and culinary art and learn how the attributes of both fields can enhance work. The students are able to see first hand how a fine dining meal can translate into pen and paper while learning how they can use these skills in a business sense by reinterpreting their drawings into a marketing campaign.
In order to combat cuts within the School District of Philadelphia’s academic art-funding, Barbara Chandler of Fresh Artists demonstrates how her recently published children’s book, “Pablo The Philly Philanthropist”, serves as a tool of philanthropic encouragement, motiving children to create artwork that will empower their fellow public school art programs. Edited by John Shirk