Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Teaching Moment

Right now Lauren is spending her spring break in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, as part of the Mayan Arts Program. She and her fellow students are teaching art to elementary students in a remote highland village. (Remote in geography and culture--there are two translators per class--English to Spanish and Spanish to the local dialect!)

As part of her course work (this is a class she had to compete to enter) Lauren will also be learning crafts from the local women (probably weaving). When she returns, she'll create a reaction project, probably a book or photo exhibit.

Anyway, the program has a website and blog. There's not much posted there right now, but you can check it out here if you're interested. (Actually, scroll up and down a bit--Len just noticed that some days are posted out of chronological order.)

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