Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Building Bridges, Opening Doors

Wednesday is Art Club day at Germantown H.S. in Philly. Alisha Hagelin is dedicated artist and art teacher extraordinaire and works with a great group of kids after school. In October we began meeting for our Mural Project on Peaceful Conflict Resolution. Aileen Lynch-McCulloch of Young Audiences of Eastern PA found the money to make this happen in these challenging economic times. Last week we brainstormed on ideas and images and are using Building Bridges and Open Doors as metaphors to illustrate the values of Forgiveness, Self-Esteem, Boundaries, Perseverence, Compassion and Love. Here is a group photo of Alisha and her kids as well as Asia, a language arts teacher in the school who heard about our project and wanted to be a part of it. She has become our official note taker and fellow brainstormer. Also posted is a photo of a student Desiree and her fabulous clay creatures! Creativity abounds!!!