The STORYLINE Project is a collaborative effort between educators, artists, librarians, Main Street business people, local schoolchildren, Eastern Connecticut State University and by extension the entire community of Windham. Kerri Gallery & Art Studio is the venue for local children to experience arts education in a new and exciting way. Elementary school students are given the opportunity to tell stories by making art. They meet in Kerri Gallery with a professional children's book author/artist who guides them through his/her process of illustration. They then walk a block to the public library where they create their own drawings.
STORYLINE brings students together with professional artists and authors. As a result they gain first-hand experience in the flexible thinking, risk-taking and creative problem-solving needed to face today’s, and tomorrow’s, most complex and pressing challenges. Today’s third-graders will become adults in a world we can hardly imagine. To adapt in that world, to thrive in fields that don’t exist yet, they must learn to be innovative, creative, imaginative and confident. Arts education like the STORYLINE project encourages students to embrace the experimentation and exploration required for them to succeed in the future.