Santini has recently increased his effort to work beside schools and education programs in order to help educate the youth on the importance of incorporating art into their everyday lives, in order to benefit themselves, and the community surrounding them. Here are some recent examples of the work he has been doing. If you are interested in having Marco in your classroom, please visit the contact page, or send an email to email@example.com
Hubbard Woods School
After coming across an Instagram post of Jude Bamshad, an art teacher in Chicago, teaching her students about his work, Santini asked if he could join the class for a lesson. This small interaction evolved into a school event, where Marco gave a presentation to the students on his story as an artist, as well as how education plays a vital roll in his creative process. Following the presentation, Santini joined six classes to guide them through lessons in art and positivity.
Boys and Girls Club of Queens
Astoria, New York
After producing a mural to redesign the auditorium for the Boys and Girls Club of Queens, Santini was invited to guide a group of students in an art-making workshop. Santini worked beside the students, teaching them methods of graffiti, lettering, and mark making. He also encouraged the group to explore their own styles while incorporating positivity in their their work and their life.
Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment
Brooklyn, New York
In a long-term program to partner with New York City schools to enrich studentʼs education with art, Santini recently worked with the BASE School in Brooklyn to combine art and education through murals on the school’s walls. Inviting several artists to join him, Santini painted murals along the halls, using art to compliment the subject matter in the education program. Santini’s mural is in the language arts section, showcasing the word love in 100+ words in addition to over 200 words of positivity.
Brooklyn, New York
Santini donated his time and supplies to paint his One Love logo on the doors of PS9. The project started as Clara’s Garden to commemorate a student who passed away from Cancer, but later blossomed into an incredible all-school masterpiece. Santini hopes that when the students walk through these doors, they will be reminded to live with love in their hearts and creativity in their minds.