The artists at The International School of Vantaa in Finland are a very welcoming group of 4th Graders! As I was approaching the school I saw a few kids playing outside and they all ran to me asking if I was Arlene. Wow! What a warm greeting for my first time at this school :)
They then took me upstairs to the class where Mary Banda, their teacher, and the rest of the artists were waiting to start creating their first project to be exchanged with Nuuk Internationale Friskole in Greenland.
Mary had the great idea to Google Map where Greenland is in relation to Finland. This prompted many questions!
What language do they speak in Greenland?
What is the weather like?
How come there is so much snow when it is called Greenland?
Maybe our new friends in Nuuk could help us answer some of these questions.
Here are the Self Portrait Puppets they made. I like how some artists decided to turn this into an interactive game or took the time create texture with different materials. They look forward to hearing from their new friends in Greenland!