Friday, 20 November 2015

International Peace Quilt

Hello friends,
Recently I was asked to introduce the concept of the International Peace Quilt to my Y4-6 after school Art Club.

The main idea is to join with schools around the world in designing an International Peace Quilt. The aim for the designs submitted this year is for the quilt to be taken to the Rio Olympic Games.

I asked my students to think about peaceful experiences that they have, living here in New Zealand, in order to reflect our culture to the world. They planned their ideas and completed these in a variety of media.

Other requirements were to include a sentence about what peace means to them, the NZ flag and the school logo - how fortuitous that Kristin has the peace dove as it’s own.

A selection of examples from out art club participants can be viewed at this link, where you can also find out more about this organisation.

Schools International Peace Quilt Project

Thank you for visiting,
With love, as always