I usually reserve posts for activities in some way related to Peace Tiles, but this one’s too good to pass up. One of the things that has always motivated me in this work – and I believe is the same for everyone I’ve worked with – is the thrill of experiencing that creative breakthrough with young people.
I’ve had the chance to experience that moment in many ways – through photography, design, theater, and mixed media works. Its no surprise then to read about the Make Something School – brain child of artist Aaron Rose – featured in today’s New York Times Interview. Make Something School has a very simple proposition: mix up young people with some of today’s top artistic talent, focus their combined creative energy on design instruction, and great things will come. All with the purpose of cultivating a life-long addiction to the joy of creativity.
I feel that.
The creativity workshops conducted for young people 13-18 have centered on diverse projects, including mask-making, photography, shoe design, and posters. All with a distinct Do It Yourself (D.I.Y.) that gives the process and products an immediacy that keeps it real.
Learn more at makesomethingschool.com