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FAAE is working on an innovative project that uses photos of pets to infuse the arts into elementary school coursework.


  • Photos of pets will be provided to selected teachers.

  • Students will draw portraits from the photos and paint them.

  • FAAE will showcase student work in a virtual art gallery.


Fall 2019

Tuscaloosa City Schools

  • Judy Hajek, Elementary Teacher - Pre-K, Arcadia Elementary

  • Jalicia McCaskill, Elementary Teacher - 4th Grade, Central Elementary

Spring 2020

Hartselle City Schools

  • Kim Powell, Elementary Teacher - 2nd Grade, Barkley Bridge Elementary.  This program is a key component of Ms. Powell's annual Passion Project, which revolves around rescuing dogs.

You can help us cover the costs of art materials and other project essentials by clicking on the Donate button below and making a contribution.  If you prefer, you may send a check made out to FAAE to Larry Kelley, 824 N Gay Street, Auburn, AL 36830.





Barks for Arts