NEWTOWN - A local artist is working on a project to help families come to terms with the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last month.

Dana Benz says she began sketching the faces of the victim's just after the tragedy. Benz plans to raise money for the victims' families by displaying the sketches at an art show in Newtown. 

The artist says she would like to give the portraits to the families of the victims following the show.