Kids and monsters and art all in one wonderful project

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A group of students at University of North Texas are promoting art education but doing the unthinkable: bringing together kids and monsters in something called The Monster Project.

So, what is The Monster Project?

The monster project is the undertaking of a passionate collection of artists (illustrators, designers, watercolorists, metalworkers, etc.) who share a common goal: to help children recognize the power of their own imaginations and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential.

In a nutshell, the UNT students invite schoolchildren to draw monsters and via the project, artists from around the world use their talents to add depth, flair, and a touch more style to the drawings. The kids get their drawings back and get to see some practical, artistic applications of their own work.

The Monster Project also has a another motive. “With a decreasing emphasis on arts in schools, many children don’t have the opportunity for creative exploration they deserve. That’s a monstrous trend we would like to destroy,” their website noted.

About 100 artists have lent their talents to recreate the monsters; here is a glimpse of some of the finished.

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Check out all the entire collection at the gomonsterproject.com

 

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