A group of teachers from George Washington High School will hold a painting workshop for children with Down syndrome Saturday at the Agana Shopping Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Leah Delgado, who teaches parenting classes at GW, came up with the idea and recruited art teachers Tina Flores and Clariza Abiles as instructors.


Flores, who has worked with children with disabilities for more than 30 years, said she is glad to be a part of the event.

"It will just be so much fun because these kids are so free-spirited," she said. "It's just going to be amazing what they are going to turn out."


Flores said they will blend the famous "The Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh with his "Sunflowers" series of still-life paintings.

Vicky Arriola, president of the Down Syndrome Association of Guam, said she is glad to have an additional activity for the children, adding adults with Down syndrome are welcome to join as well.

She said the group will display the artwork during World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.