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The Peace Exchange
The Peace Exchange is an international exchange of art and messages of peace between students of the world. The Peace Exchange uses peace cards (6 x8 inch postcards) to foster connect and spread peace. By first engaging students in the practices of peace and then asking them to share themselves, their creativity, their wisdom, and their heart, this project connects students to each other, their classrooms, their schools, and across continents as we bridge cultural, religious, and racial boundaries to inspire and enrich the lives of all participants.
Let’s Create Peace
Let’s Create Peace is an educational resource for teachers, educators, and adults who work with children or groups of people and want to do peace activities, arts for peace projects, or peace education activities. Let’s Create Peace as three modules for learning: Daily Peace Practices, Arts-for-Peace Projects and Peace Studies. These modules are designed for the cultivation of peace and the exploration of unique ways in which we can encourage, engage and spread its message. Let’s Create Peace contains activities that foster critical thinking, creative problem solving, improve communication and promote collaboration. This 70-page, full-color booklet is available for purchase for $25 (includes S&H)
The Singing Tree Project
The Singing Tree Project is a collaborative arts project in which a group of people work together to paint and collage a symbolic work reflecting the community’s desire to overcome a negative issue being addressed. This unique tool brings awareness to a wide range of social issues by envisioning positive solutions and sparking innovative actions. Each of the participants creates one or more pieces of the collective work, most importantly a unique leaf expressing their artistic vision of peace, as well as other elements such as birds, stars or butterflies to complement the mural. Individual pieces are then combined into a collage and fitted onto the overall image, the tree of choice, atop the earth in space, to create an uplifting and inspiring finished piece.
Banners For Peace
Banners for Peace is a ten – week collaborative painting workshop where a group of students work together to design, develop, and paint simple uplifting slogan and an accompanying mural on a giant canvas (up to 10 x 20 ft in size). The finished mural is then displayed in the school as an inspirational art piece. This workshop is designed for students in 4th – 12th grade as an after-school program. In the past three years, we have facilitated this collaborative arts project more than 25 times in Bay Area schools.
India 2011 Peace Exchange
In late February a team of three will be departing for a 3 month trip to India to complete the second half of the 2010/2011 Peace Exchange. Ross Holzman, along with Heather Wakefield and select volunteers, will be traveling India facilitating Peace Exchange workshops and delivering peace postcards from approximately 5,000 students in the U.S. and Uganda. This is the second year of this international art for peace project and we are thrilled to be preparing for this amazing journey through North India to work with a diverse cross-section of the cultural, religious, and socio-economic Indian population.
Collaborate & Create
Collaborate & Create (C & C) is a collaborative arts workshop that offers participants the ability to work together on a variety of canvas using a multitude of “mediums” in a playground of creativity. This workshop supports team building, interpersonal skills, and learning peaceful behavior by engaging people in the practice of co-creation, shared visioning, and artistic exploration. These events can be catered to compliment almost any occasion and provide a fun and educational experience for all participants.