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Communication Through Illustration

A main focus of our program is communication.  We talk about different types of communication; verbal, written, non-verbal, illustration, etc. Throughout the past semester the students explored the importance of and how to communicate through different activities. We had a wonderful volunteer, Christina Sun, demonstrate the impact of being able to communicate a message through illustration. Christina, a community member, formally worked as an illustrator for a large company in NYC. She discussed with the students how a picture can communicate an idea or message without using words. She ended the session with a fun activity where the students had to participate together to create and illustrate a figure/person and present it to the group.  The students enjoyed seeing their creations and displaying them.  The results were fun and funny!