This KICKSTARTER campaign is to raise money to produce the LilySarahGrace book, entitled, YOU CAN'T MEMORIZE THIS. All proceeds from book sales will go to support arts infused education in underfunded public elementary schools throughout the country.
ABOUT LilySarahGrace: LilySarahGrace was founded by Matthew Badger and his partner, Abby Ballin, after his daughters Lily, Sarah and Grace, tragically passed away in a fire on Christmas, 2011. Lily was 9 and twins, Sarah and Grace, were 7. Badger witnessed firsthand how vital the arts in school were for his girls because of their dyslexia. Art was their passion. Since April 2012, LSG has given over one million dollars in supplies to teachers in underfunded public elementary schools to teach their curriculum through the arts. Because of LilySarahGrace, 160,000 children have learned through this method, in classrooms all over America.
YOU CAN'T MEMORIZE THIS is a compilation of drawings based on the concept that all great thinkers think outside the box. LilySarahGrace has enlisted some of the best, brightest and most unique thinkers of our generation to raise awareness for arts infused education in underfunded public elementary schools.
This book is simultaneously a protest against the drill and rote memorization form of “teaching” and a stand for America’s childrens' right to celebrate their creative sides.
Everyone participating in this project is an individual who has inspired the idea that you can succeed if you color outside the lines. It is by doing so that allows us to dream and soar. Indeed, it makes the world a much more interesting, exciting and colorful place.
We handed artists from a number of different disciplines a sketchpad
and a marker and asked them to create a simple line drawing.
These are the results.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
MARY LOUISE PARKER
Thank you for your support!
Risks and challenges
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