THE PEACE DRUM PROJECT 2011-2012
The Peace Drum Project is a teen leadership program combining performing and visual arts and community service in a fun, exciting process that helps teens become a greater asset to their community. This 30 week after school project includes arts workshops, making personal and group drums, creative team building activities, and arts/cultural field trips including visits to artist studios. This is a chance to make new friends from different neighborhoods and meet with Boston artists and creative community people to learn about how they use their art to make their community better.
As a Peace Drum Project participant, you will gain valuable career skills like critical thinking and problem solving, communication and listening skills, and you'll learn about the lives of elders in our community by helping them recall, tell, and record their personal life stories. In this community service part of the project, you will also work with the senior citizens to help them illustrate their stories in visual images to be painted and collaged onto uniquely personal Peace Drums.
All the drums created by teens and the elders, along with stories and photos from the project, will be exhibited throughout Boston in the late Spring, 2012, and will be part of an online exhibit on CAI's and several local and national teen websites.
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