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Updated Mural Handbook!

A few months have passed, and I have finally finished an updated version of the mural handbook.  The new version includes: updated tips for trainers background on Laos/the Secret War how to get the money/legal issues section more educational resources … Continue reading

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Stories of the 2 new art workshop participants, Sompan and Ya Vue

Sompan is 7 or 8 years old and from Ban Dong, Paek District.  He had the accident on 17/12/2009.  He was at school.  After lunch he found a small piece of metal he did not think was a cluster bomb.  … Continue reading

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Mural Handbook – the final export of the first draft!

Here is a downloadable PDF (high resolution) of the Mural/Art Workshop Handbook I created of the art-warmups, games, activities, tips and pitfalls/how to avoid them, an art workshop sample curriculum, a mural workshop sample curriculum, budgeting, documentation, and more.  I … Continue reading

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Mural #4 – UXO Education Mural – Xieng Khouang Final Art Images!

View a slideshow here of the students work.  Some great stuff!  Don’t forget to click on “Show Info” in the right-hand corner.

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Mural #4 – UXO Education Mural – Xieng Khouang Post-Mural Workshop Installation, etc

After the workshop, Abby and I worked on mounting the murals.  We bought wood to around the back and then hammered from the front, using small nails and wire to hang them.  This gave them enough support that they didn’t … Continue reading

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Mural #4 – UXO Education Mural – Xieng Khouang Mural Workshop Day 5

The last day!  So bittersweet, as the students have really warmed up to me and to being creative.  They are really drawing and letting loose, and even though presenting their work at the end of the day is still a … Continue reading

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Mural #4 – UXO Education Mural – Xieng Khouang Mural Workshop Day 4

You can download a document with the 5-day mural workshop lesson plans here. Day 4 Today I didn’t have a translator, so it was a bit silly.  Thanks so much to Nick for sticking with me! 1.  First we started … Continue reading

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