How it works
The Banners for Peace workshop is a collaborative arts initiative inviting schools to organize a group of students to participate in the painting of a giant work of art with a simple up-lifting slogan and unique design.
Banner painting workshops meet for 60-90-minute sessions, one day a week, for eight-ten weeks as either an after-school program, or in conjunction with an existing art class. (workshop length, size, and duration can all be modified to meet specific needs)
These workshops provide a group of students the opportunity to work together to design, decorate, and paint a banner to reflect their voice and vision for peace.
The Impact We’ve Made
Since 2008, Create Peace Project has led 35 Banners for Peace workshops in San Francisco Bay Area public and private schools. More than 1,000 students have participated in this collaborative painting workshop. The positive effect of facilitating a collaborative painting experience can be seen in the increased connection and respect students share for each other during and after the project. The school experiences a burst of joy and uplift when seeing the finished work of art hanging in the halls. Students learn to meditate, combine their visions and ideas to come up with a unified slogan and theme for their banner and the art of working together fosters team building and essential collaboration skills.
What We Offer
Banners for Peace is offered as an on-location project facilitated by one of our team. We can consult your school to facilitate a Banners for Peace project on your own. We ask for a small fee for consultation and instructional materials.