- Murals in Laos, lessons learned, lesson plans, and resources.
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
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
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
You can download a document with the 5-day mural workshop lesson plans here. Day 3 Today was a breakthrough, with students laughing, joking, truly having fun with each other, and looking into my eyes when talking to me! 1. Meditation … Continue reading
You can download a document with the 5-day mural workshop lesson plans here. Day 2: Setup: Bag of paints, bowls with bags over them (or a banana leaf works well too!), paintbrushes, water cups, and you have to have prepped … Continue reading
I’m back in Xieng Khouang for a 5-day mural workshop! Eight UXO survivors between the ages of 7 and 16 are back together (with two new kids and 5 missing from last time – so it goes). Goal: Teach kids … Continue reading
But an artworkshop with the Participatory Training Development Center (PADETC)! PADETC is a Lao training center based promoting participatory processes for sustainable development. This workshop was developed for a youth-led research project about water with students who have gone through … Continue reading