Some of you may know that La Europa Academy has a partnership with ITA (Intermountain Therapy Animals), which is a local non-profit agency dedicated to the idea that animals help people heal emotionally and physically. Every Sunday, we have a visit from either Carmen or Lily Rose and their handlers. We feel so lucky to have them come–we love to play with them and cuddle them!
Last week ITA held their annual fundraiser at a downtown art gallery. Our Art Studio class created artwork to be auctioned off at the event. We based our pieces on the theme, “Summer Pawstice”, since it was held on June 21–summer solstice. It was fun to do paintings combining the two themes of pets and astronomy. We loved to be able to use our artistic talents to give back to the community by helping ITA raise money.
Here are some of the pictures our students made.