Students at South Boston Catholic Academy, in preschool through grade 6, collaborated on a giant portrait of Pope Francis as their first art project of the year in honor of his U.S. visit. The 7 by 8 foot portrait, inspired by artist Chuck Close, is made up of 238 individual 5 inch colorful squares created with oil crayons. In preschool and k1, led by their teacher, students all added their individual touch to a single square while the rest of the students in school completed individual squares in art class. The squares were then carefully assembled into the portrait which is being proudly displayed in the school lobby. Prints of this beautiful artwork are available for purchase on-line at Artsonia.com!
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