I teach a 5th/6th class at Jefferson elementary School in Stevens Point, WI. Artist, Diane C. Bywaters, recently was honored with a matching grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board to bring an art project to our school, entitled, "Finding My Place in Nature through Art." This $300 would mean that every 5th and 6th grader during regular class time, would create a painting of a self-portrait in an area park. This project is set in early June, and every child would be able to be out-of doors and painting the last week of school. I can't think of a better project for the students of Jefferson to culminate their years here. If we receive this, Mrs. Bywaters is willing to also incorporate an after-school project and have a "gallery class". Those students would then be "gallery curators" of the large 100 painting exhibition.