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San Rafael, California 94901
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Residency: International Arts Exchange

Artist: Multiple Artists

Type: Residencies


Students will create meaningful designs on hats or backpacks and exchange those works of arts with youth in a developing country. Students will learn about self expression, art and culture  through the creation of their own unique item. The process will be photographed and include short videos. The first 4 sessions will focus on learning basic media literacy skills, design, composition and painting techniques. Sessions 5,6,7 focus on creating and finishing the product and sharing their story with their art exchange buddy on video. The culminating session occurs months later. The mentor artist returns with the exchanged work from another country and video from the sister site. Youth in Arts determines the international exchange partner which could include: Sierra Leone, Zambia, Cambodia, China or Micronesia.  Schools can opt to conduct their own extended pen pal programs if interested.


Audience Limit: 35 per classroom

Program Length: Minimum 8 sessions in each 2 classrooms.

Appropriate for Grades:
Secondary SDC, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade


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Assembly Back-to-Back Price:

Workshop Cost per Day: Residency pricing is $3,500 including artists, and supplies for home and exchange country. This would pay for 8 sessions in 2 classrooms in the Bay Area with up to 70 kids total. As an option the school can have students fundraise to support the sister school.

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Technical Requirements


Curriculum Connections

History-Social Science
Language Arts
World Languages