Monthly Archive: February, 2013

“We Must Be the Change We Wish to See in the World”

   Fourth grade students came to their second session of Project Peace with research on hero/peacemakers Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks. Students voted as a class to start sketching on… Continue reading

First Graders Painted 50+ Messages of Peace!

During the final Project Peace session with first grade students, we made it our goal to brighten as many messages of peace as possible with different shades of blue.The students used sky blue,… Continue reading

Rosa Parks ‘Helped Change America,’ Obama Says at Statue Dedication

 Just as President Obama dedicated a statue of Rosa Parks to be placed in the Capital’s National Statuary Hall Collection, fifth grade students at Mills Lawn started a large scale contour drawing of… Continue reading

Project Peace at YSAC

 If you haven’t had a chance to check out the fantastic show, Art for Social Change, at the Yellow Springs Arts Council, it’s worth a visit! Project Peace has a display as well… Continue reading

Reflecting on the Power of Choice

Fourth and fifth grade students are focused on drawing self-portraits that celebrate their strengths and goals for being peacemakers. Starting with carefully drawn self-portraits, students are reflecting on their personality and ways that… Continue reading

Video Clip: Promoting Kids as “Upstanders”

Project Peace Guiding Questions next week focus on actions and personal relationships–family, classroom, school. • What happens when we stand up for others against bullying or aggression? • What responsibility do bystanders have… Continue reading

Hero/Peacemaker Self-Portrait in Progess

Watch a brief video of work in progress!

Hero/Peacemaker Self-Portraits

       Fourth and fifth grade students at Mills Lawn started self portraits using contour (simplified line or outline)drawings with words layered on top. Students will create these self-portraits with the goal… Continue reading

Peace is fun!

Mrs. Guest’s first grade students really put in their best effort dyeing and painting messages of peace on Tuesday. The results were stunning, and we had a fantastic time! Mrs. Slattery shared this… Continue reading

More Stories: Listen & Leave a Comment

Project Peace recording 4 Project Peace Recording 2 Project Peace Recording 2A Click on the links above to listen to a couple more recordings from the interactive display at YSAC featuring the progress… Continue reading

Listen to Stories from the YS Community & Share One of Your Own

Project Peace YSAC Interactive Exhibit Recording 1 Project Peace Story 3 Click on each link above to listen to stories from YS community members. These stories were recorded at the opening of the… Continue reading

Peacemaker Symbols

  Second and third grade students have started designing their own peacemaker symbols, modeled after West African Adinkra Symbols. The symbols will be printed onto canvas as an inner border for each of the… Continue reading

Words Have Power. Share Your Stories at YSAC.

 Throughout the week Kindergarten students dyed and painted their fabric messages of peace and kindness lovely shades of blue! These messages will be tied to the outermost bamboo border of each of the… Continue reading

Busy with the Blues

Today kindergarten students started adding color by dyeing and painting the fabric messages of kindness and peace. Mrs. Housh reviewed the power of using our words to stand up for ourselves and others.… Continue reading

Peace Connects!

Among the messages of kindness and peace from first grade students today was, “We are connected. Peace connects.” What a wonderful message of unity! Today we talked about developing empathy for others and… Continue reading