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My Body, My Home, My Planet (ages 5-9)
April 13, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until June 1, 2016
Featuring a wholistic approach, this English/Spanish bilingual art class is guided by the central idea that our bodies are the homes for our lives and are interconnected with our Planet, which is a home for all of our lives. Using visual arts, theater and music, we will learn about our body-planet interconnections and what each one of us can do in order to keep that connection healthy. The children will make art to develop an original theater piece to be shared with the community at the end of the session.
Penélope Baquero is an multidisciplinary artist and educator from Bogotá, Colombia. For over 20 years she has been involved with educational and ecological projects in various countries of the Americas, focusing her efforts in initiatives aimed to strengthen values of ecological awareness, peace, and self-empowerment with children. While living in Missoula since 2000 she has worked with the Missoula International School, 5 Valleys Waldorf, as well as an independent artist teaching residencies in public and private schools and organizing artistic collaborations with various local artists to share ideals of Earth stewardship. Dance, Theater and Visual Arts are Penélope’s mediums to engage children in experiences that are fun and that offer them an opportunity to grow individually while being part of a collective effort. She was a co-founder of Sundog Ecovillage, a Permaculture project in Potomac MT.