Delphi Academy of Santa Monica, a local kindergarten through sixth grade independent school, will hold an “Art for Haiti” fundraiser Saturday, February 6th to benefit American Red Cross relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Artwork made by students will be for sale at the event, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Delphi Academy, 1229 Fourth St., Santa Monica. All proceeds from the art fair will be donated to assist in the relief efforts in Haiti.

Delphi Academy has an art program run by the fine art institute Mission Renaissance, where students as young as five can begin gaining a solid foundation in drawing techniques using a charcoal pencil and pastels, watercolor and oils. With these techniques, students create their works of art and eventually their own original paintings in whatever style they choose.

When Delphi fifth-grader Keelan McKernan was asked why he wanted to participate in “Art for Haiti,” he said, “I think it is amazing.

“It’s very helpful to the people of Haiti and I hope that people will come buy the art. I recommend to all schools to do the same thing or whatever ideas they can think of to help Haiti.”

For more information about the “Art for Haiti” fundraiser, www.delphisantamonica.org/, or (310) 526-2700.

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