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A detail of a drawing by Alex (age 9), Green School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

To Brighten Your Day
Artwork created and performed by self-directed children during Coronavirus mandated quarantine.
March 27th, 2020

The artwork shared below was made and kindly sent to us by young people from self-directed communities who are now sheltering in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic. At the darkest moments, sometimes children can be the best model of resiliency and auspiciousness. We hope that this might help to brighten your day.

<3 The Tipping Points Editorial Team
“I guess it’s a map of the world.” -Isa (age 5)
EPIC Life Learning Community, Carrollton, Texas, USA

 


Dancing sisters Theia (age 8) and Sylva (age 4)
Brooklyn Apple Academy, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

 

by Astrid (age 6)
Green School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 

“Mama saying, ‘Don’t touch my coffee.'” -Harlan (age “almost 7”)
Brooklyn Apple Academy, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

 

 

Drawings by Suraiya (age 4) inspired by Mo Willems’ doodle offerings on YouTube
ALC Mosaic, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

 

Chalk art by Suraiya (age 4) and Phoenix (age 2.5)
ALC Mosaic, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

 

by Aris (age 5)
Green School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 

Artwork and jacket embroidery by Finnegan (age 11)
Homeschooled (even when not quarantined), Brooklyn, New York, USA

 

by Casian (age 8)
Green School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 

Still Life of a Banana by Theia (age 8)
Brooklyn Apple Academy, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

 

 

A portrait of the artist’s father after hearing about Van Gogh in an online art through history class, by Theia (age 8)
Brooklyn Apple Academy, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

 

by Gabriel (age 6)
Green School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 

 

Left comic: A wizard turned his staff into a dragon but accidentally turned himself into a beetle, Right comic: A bear ran into a bear while on a walk, and the bear ate him, By Antonio (age 5).
Brooklyn Apple Academy, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

 

by Alex (age 9)
Green School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania