Youth Arts Arise – Eye to Eye Mural

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Date(s) - Tue. Aug. 29, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Class Description: This project will be a collaborative effort between Somerville youth ages 11-16 and seniors in the community. The plan is to create a mural of eyes and values of the participants and their community.

Participants will be divided into pairs of one youth and one senior. Collectively as a group, we will discuss what it means to be part of a community, specifically in Somerville, and talk about values we hold. On the blocks of wood, the individuals of a pair will sketch and then paint their half of the wood with an image of their eye. The pair will then discuss and agree on a word or value they hold close to themselves personally and write that word underneath their pair of eyes; they would then combine the values and tell a story through the values. The composition of all of the wood blocks into a mural represents wholeness and unity throughout the community.

 

About the Facilitator: Joy Geha is an Expressive Therapies, with an Art Therapy specialization MA student at Lesley University. She is also the Education Programs Assistant at the Center for Arts at the Armory.