In April two artist-educators had the chance to get creative with elementary, junior high, and highschool students in Cyprus
Kadie Schaeffer knows how many late nights and weekends VCNCS leaders put in. A retreat full of debrief and planning is cerebral. I lighten the load.
I was a little worried going into the class. First, these are bright kids. You can't bullshit your way through a discussion.
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...
Cyprus Network for Youth Development invites Peace Tiles artists to support youth exploration of peace building through art
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This short introduction to Peace Tiles, set against a Michael Franti piece, shows the wonderful faces and art behind the Peace Tiles community.
Tom Munnecke, founder of Uplift Academy, took me for a walk in Torry Pines (CA) and made this interview. It does a great job capturing some of the aims, history, and outcomes of Peace Tiles in first couple of years. Thanks, Tom!
This documentary was put together by artist Evonne Heyning during her Peace Tiles trip to Thailand to work with children affected by HIV/AIDS.
In this video, champion Meron Meroz and youth from Salt Spring Island, British Columbia talk about how they got involved in their local Global Awareness program, and what their experience with the Peace Tiles process and an exchange with Lesotho means to them. Really special!
In this video, young Darfuris at a refugee camp in Sudan receive Peace Tiles made by youth affected by the conflict in Northern Uganda. iAct Peace Tiles delivered in Sudan.
Welcome to Pitseng! SOLID Salt Spring produced this introduction to their twin school in Lesotho, South Africa and share the joy of a Peace Tiles exchange.
Posted on 01 December 2011
Its World AIDS Day and we remember with sadness the grandmothers, grandchildren, orphans, users, widows, brothers, doctors, educators, lovers – the endless string of humanity affected by this disease and its effects over the last three decades. And we can look, with mixed feelings, at the progress and the challenges ahead. President Obama has pledged [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 30 August 2010
A while back I’d experimented with ways to reproduce Peace Tiles in large quantities, so that murals could be augmented and shared. In other words, murals could incorporate reproductions alongside original work, or entire murals – large or small – could be reproduced. Early experiments involved photographing and reproducing with color laser color prints the [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 09 December 2009
December 9, 2007 December is on us – 2007 has, as the years are wont to do, flown past… It has been a real gift in my life – and my family’s as well – to work with so many of you on the Global Peace Tiles Project. I hope for those of you who [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 05 November 2009
One of the questions that often comes up when people encounter Peace Tiles for the first time is, “Sounds great – but how do I run a class or workshop?” I can see why: there are lots of moving parts, and inviting others to create art isn’t something many of us have the privilege of [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 01 September 2009
Since 2005, the Global Peace Tiles has been collecting stories and messages from young people affected by and at risk of HIV/AIDS. We’ve collected some of these into a unique discussion guide, A Triumph of the Spirit. The purpose of the guide is to inspire groups to see the many facets of the global pandemic [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 26 August 2009
Jim Bumgardner is a really interesting guy: by day a front-end computer programmer for Yahoo and Topspin, and by night, weekends and other time-space variants an artist, educator, family man and much more. Back in 2007 he did me a great favor by indulging in a Peace Tiles mosaic experiment. Using his Cover Pop program [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 25 August 2009
Peace Tiles has been nominated for a Grant for Change at Nau.com. If we win, that could mean $10k to support World AIDS Day efforts. Please vote today! Continue Reading
Posted on 23 July 2009
A selection of some of the stunning works produced in Peace Tiles workshops around the world. Again – Wow!! Continue Reading
Posted on 23 July 2009
Here’s a sample of workshops held around the world since 2005. Wow!! Continue Reading