Monday, November 24, 2008
Look at these pictures of Dallas school children. These kids are taking control of their lives through the practical use of art to look at new ways of thinking and communicating. MasterPEACE teaches history and reading in the heroes of non-violence lesson. MasterPEACE teaches design concepts in creating collage portraits and drawing their personal place of peace lessons. MasterPEACE teaches social studies and effective communication through improvisational skits to help resolve conflict with peers and siblings. MasterPEACE teaches emotional control in the "how to handle stress" rap. The kids are accessing different parts of their brains: critical thinking, judgment, discernment and appreciation. This is more than "art for art's sake". These are critical skills that help build a better society locally and globally.