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Atlanta Students Support School Expansion Through Art | Ethos HeART Auction

A smiling teacher painting a wall

In Atlanta, Georgia, the young students at Ethos Classical Charter School are showcasing their artistic talents for a noble cause. This heartwarming initiative aims to raise funds for expanding their beloved Sylvan Hills school.

Over the past several weeks, the children, from Kindergarten to fourth grade, have been diligently working on various art pieces, under the mentorship of established Atlanta-based artists. Ethos art teacher Tony Foster expressed his gratitude for providing these students with opportunities he once sought as a young artist. He happily welcomed local artists into his classroom to mentor, guide, and collaborate with the young talents.

The collaboration between students and accomplished artists isn’t just about art; it’s a valuable life lesson. Through this experience, the children gain insight into the worth of their creations and how art can be a source of income and empowerment.

Since its establishment in 2019, Ethos Classical Charter School has experienced remarkable growth. It began with just 120 students, but their enrollment now stands close to 500. The school’s success has led to a pressing need for more space, making expansion inevitable. The current 10,000 square feet of space will more than triple in size upon completion of their ongoing expansion project.

To support this expansion and fund their capital improvement project, the school is organizing the ‘HeART Auction’ on October 19 at the ZuCot Gallery on Centennial Olympic Park Drive. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and all the proceeds will be directed towards the school’s growth.

But there’s more to the HeART Auction. It won’t only showcase the students’ works but also feature art from established artists like Vando Davis and Arm of Casso (Antonio McIlwaine). These artists have taken on the role of mentors, guiding the budding talents and helping them realize their artistic potential.

The article concludes with a reminder about the HeART Auction and encourages readers to find ticket information, an event that promises to be a celebration of art, talent, and community support.

This heartwarming story of young students coming together with their teachers and accomplished artists to support their school’s expansion is a testament to the power of art and community, offering valuable life lessons and a brighter future for these aspiring artists.

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