International Dot Day 2019
It was a magical week in the Woodruff Arts building as our Lower and Intermediate school students celebrated International Dot Day!
“What’s ‘Dot Day,’ ” you say?
Well, it’s only the most wonderful way to celebrate the fact that ANYONE can make their mark on this world!
According to art teacher extraordinaire, Deana Graham, International Dot Day was started about ten years ago by an art teacher who was so moved by Peter Reynold’s book, The Dot, a simple book with a deep meaning.
In the book, a little girl does not think of her self as an artist and thinks she cannot draw. But her teacher encourages her to just make a mark and see where it takes her. Her teacher also asks her to sign her name to her first piece – a simple dot – as the artist. After that simple, but profound little bit of encouragement, the young girl gains the confidence to KNOW she’s an artist and begins making dots of every size and color! And once she starts making her mark, she doesn’t stop!
Our art department here at Brookstone is simply amazing. And this fun little celebration in the world of art and literature can really be applied to any and everything our students set out to do! No matter what field, no matter what area – just make your mark and see where it takes you!
Thank you, Mama D, and the Brookstone art department for what you do in the lives of our children. Thank you for the wonder, the inspiration, and the imagination you grow in them every single day.
It’s just another beautiful, colorful example of #whybrookstone. 💙💚❤️💜🧡💛💕