I thought it was fun." "I loved that we walked around town and took pictures!" "I like drawing, and it was fun drawing at Expressiones because I think it was fun to draw things I would not have thought to draw at all such as a real art sculpture." "I thought the teachers very nice and outgoing." "The guy who works at the Hygienic was interesting because he looked like a cool guy and I got to photograph him."
"Me divertí!" "Me encantó caminar por la ciudad y tomar fotos!" "Me gusta dibujar y fue divertido dibujar en Expressiones porque me gustó dibujar cosas que no hubiera dibujado, como una escultura de arte verdadera!" "Los maestros fueron simpáticos y extrovertidos." "El hombre que trabaja en el Hygienic fue interesante porque me pareció re-chulo y pude tomar fotos de él."
"I liked walking around and taking pictures of people and painting them afterward because I've never painted people and it was interesting to get the details right." "I learned about abstract art, that it isn't random it's unrealistic." "It was fun to walk around and see the city, even inside stores, through a camera."
"Me gustó caminar y tomar fotos de las personas y pintarlas después porque nunca había pintado personas y fue interesante poner los detalles bien. Aprendí del arte abstracto, que no es al azar, sino que no es realística. Fue divertido caminar y ver la ciudad, incluso dentro de las tiendas, por medio de una cámara."
"I'm so excited to have my children take part in this experience! They get to see a city they know in a whole new light in a very caring, supportive atmosphere. José and Guido are extraordinary people and I'm grateful for all they offer and add to New London! My kids re-learned to see the city."
"Estoy muy entusiasmado de que mis hijos tomen parte de esta experiencia. Tienen la oportunidad de ver una ciudad de una nueva manera en un ambiente de cariño que los apoya. José y Guido son personas extraordinarias y estoy muy agradecido por lo que ofrecen y contribuyen a New London. Mis hijos re-aprendieron a ver la ciudad."
At the art classes at Expressiones, children can express themselves and engage with the world from new perspectives. As a teacher myself, I love seeing the enthusiasm and creativity inspired by the artists/teachers and the activities they present."
Cathy Klein, New London teacher
“The creative forces at Expressiones are amazing, and a wonderful place for children to explore their artistic creativity. I have seen what the children create, and it's absolutely fantastic!”
Expressiones wants to promote the Latin American Culture in all its manifestations by introducing the citizens of southeastern Connecticut to its music, art, and customs. The purpose of the Cultural Center as set forth in its articles of incorporation is exclusively educational in nature. * Expressiones Cultural Center Inc. is a non-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and your donation is fully deductible as provided by law. Expressiones rely most heavily on the contributions from foundation grants, which are: Frank Loomis Palmer Foundation, Connecticut Arts Endowment. Friends of Expressiones are the second largest source of support, which are: Sapphire Donor: Thames River Greenery, and Ivan & Naomi Otterness. Platinum donors: John & Karen Horn, and Anonymous donor. Golden Donors: Bruce Shipman, Helen Sandalls & Roger Beers and Leon's Upholstery.