starting small

showing yourself what you can do!

Color choice, sharing and working independently are just some of the skills Increase Miller Elementary kindergarteners put into practice as each student created a one-of-kind, multi-hued, centered and circular piece of art. Each one began as a dot.

Art teacher Julia Zaremba had just read Peter H. Reynolds’ book “The Dot” with the students, a story about a child who thought she couldn’t draw; her breakthrough began with a small dot on a piece of paper. “Everyone can do it,” said one student, afterwards.

As the students sat four to a table, busy with paint sticks, Zaremba told the students exciting news--their art would be hung in the hallway, as part of a school-wide mural. “It will show that we are all part of one community,” she said. “We all belong.”