In this weeklong workshop, we'll combine international issues with art, a practice we call ARTivism. Join us for a hands-on exploration of how sculpture, theater, music, creative writing and visual storytelling can effectively convey important aspects of local and global issues. These workshops will feature artists who share their own creative processes to help you plan and execute your own projects. Each student will create a compilation of work that will go on display on our final day.
Instructors: Julie Koehler has worked on many different projects in Afghanistan, Guatemala, China, and Mongolia. She teaches a course at PSU on Gender and International Development and brings her love of alternative education models to the exploration of the international development field. Kendra Manton has spent the majority of her career in the field teaching experiential education programs around the country and the globe.
Youth Workshop: ARTivism, June 27 - July 1
When: 9 am-2 pm, Monday - Friday, June 27 – July 1, 2011.
Where: Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, OR 97204; 503-896-5002.
Registration by Mail:$150; To register, please download the registration form below, complete and send with payment to: ARTtivism Camp, Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97204. For students entering 6th - 8th grade. Registrations must be received by June 20.
Online Registration: Click here to secure your registration now, through Brown Paper Tickets. Students still need to send in registration forms (download below) for us to get necessary contact information and permission for youth involvement. Those who have registered online by June 20 can send registration forms in by June 24. Email the completed form to [email protected], or send it to ARTivism Camp, Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97204.
Questions? Call Julie or Kendra at 503-896-5750, or email us here.
“Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move” -Ossie Davis