Taking place at the Bread Loaf Conference at the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence this past November 16, 2013, Elevated Thought worked with Lawrence youth, ranging between the ages of 13-18, in the Our Promise. Our City workshop - an extension of Elevated Thought's Creative. Community. Change. curriculum.
Students came up with their own definition of the word promise, made a promise to their city through poetry and translated the theme of their poem to visual art. In this lesson they were taught composed graffiti and how to tag by professional artist Jared Goulette.
Students were shown various techniques, tagged the word promise and designed a mural idea based on that word and other elements of their poem.
Hope coincides with people who make promises of improvement and change, and follow through with it. In this workshop, our students began the process of a mural that emphasizes these promises.
Music: Moby - The Broken Places