Woodbury Creating Change
Together, we create the change we wish to see
WHAT IS WCC?
Woodbury Creating Change (WCC) is an all-school/all-community art unit that promotes empathy, social justice and teaches our students that together, we can use our art to create positive change. It involves students, staff, families, and our community.
In the past, our students have created ceramic bowls, cups, tapas plates, and planters. We’ve presented these items at a wonderful community event where we celebrate art and creativity and host food stations from local restaurants. We have offered our unique handmade pieces to raise money for student-chosen local, national, and international nonprofits. Restaurants have graciously donated their delicious goods and many chefs and owners have come to the event to help serve their donations themselves. Over 1,000 people attended each event.
WCC IS WORKING TOWARD A GOAL. TOGETHER, WE WANT TO BUILD SOMETHING BIG!
Last fall, all Woodbury students created their own layouts for a proposed Woodbury Outside Eating Area & Learning Center to be built on the grounds near Woodbury. Local architects visited the students and talked with them about the profession of architecture. Students considered form and function made renderings, and submitted designs. Then the pandemic hit and our project paused…
We are now moving forward with the project. The architects have looked through all 800 artworks and proposed a design. We are working on the details of the full budget for this exciting project. Then we will be working with our community of making this dream a reality!
Stay tuned to this space for the announcement about the final design and our next steps!
MEANWHILE, WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW?
While we’re waiting for the architects to provide the final design and budget, we’re going to focus on giving back. Let’s create positive change within our local community and help give back to our amazing local restaurants that have so graciously given to us these past ten years! Let us also consider ways to give to local families and people in need.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP RIGHT NOW:
For more information about Woodbury Creating Change and the new Woodbury Outside Eating & Learning Center:
Deanna Clemente Milne
Woodbury Art Educator
Shaker Heights City Schools
295-295-4730 / firstname.lastname@example.org