International Art Project Between Children of Morija, Lesotho, Southern Africa and Whitehouse, Ohio, U.S.A.
Developed by Artists Patrick Rorke & Shari Densel
“The arts provide opportunities and experiences for students to understand global issues; to work collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religionsand lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect; to understand other nations and cultures.The awareness of empathy that comes from the collective production of art or study of art by others enables students to develop a truly global point of view.”
–Partnership for 21st Century Skills
The Project and how it all began…..
Notes from Shari Densel on the development of a great student project and learning experience:
In the summer of 2011, I had the incredible experience of co-leading a seminar for U.S. secondary art and social studies teachers that included five weeks of travel in the countries of South Africa and Lesotho. The program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program.