Has your child brought home a black and white painted art piece? Have they been like my child and uninterested in sharing what they've learned or done at Peace Village? Mom, it's just a thing I made!
Well, I thought I'd share what all of those wiggly, crazy lines are all about. My name's Amirra Malak, and I am one of the teachers for the Art core class at Peace Village. Sullivan Macintosh is also teaching art with me. Our focus this year is on finding peace within by expressing emotion in a healthy way. Emotions are like water, they can be rough and tumultuous, softly flowing, or smooth as glass. To represent this quality of emotions flowing, we used the medium of ink and sumi brushes to create expressive lines representing our many emotions. We used a heart in the center of our painting to representing coming back to our center after letting our emotions show. The kids have been doing an amazing job of creating authentic and expressive art pieces. And somehow keeping the ink off of themselves on on the paper! Amazing! Peace Village is a magical, emotional place.
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