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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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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 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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Not a mural…

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

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Mural #6 – Abundant Water

My excellent friend Sunny Forsyth (you may remember him for a 4 am run with me 30 km out to trace the bug mural) runs Abundant Water: “Abundant Water is a ‘not-for-profit’ humanitarian development organisation sharing the innovation of clay-pot … Continue reading

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Stories of the students

All these students come from areas that were heavily bombed during the war (check here for a map).  Some more facts about UXO: All 17 provinces in Laos suffer UXO contamination.  “Throughout the Second Indochina War (1964-1973) more than 580,000 … Continue reading

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Mural #3 – VIS mural class – 4

I missed the class where the students created their final composition, but they worked together to create a final sketch that incorporated all of their work.  They created colored sketches of each section they would be working on. This class, … Continue reading

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