Our 2nd graders are embarking on a yearlong carpet design process in collaboration with Jan Kath gallery. The students will spend the next six weeks creating their designs in art class, and will send their designs to the gallery by December 1.
This is the third year Avenues has participated in the Crossroads global design project, which partners Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Jan Kath Gallery and Kathmandu’s Kelsang Primary School in a yearlong collaboration. Second graders on opposite sides of the globe create a series of beautiful designs in art class, which are then made by hand into beautiful carpets in Nepal. As part of the project, Avenues New York students establish a pen-pal partnership with Nepalese peers at Kelsang Primary. The carpets are auctioned off with proceeds supporting Kelsang, which is attended by the children of many of Jan Kath’s craftspeople. See some photos from our first visit to Jan Kath gallery below,