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Re: [teacherartexchange] whole school art project


From: Carol ONeil (o8neil_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jun 25 2005 - 16:41:44 PDT

hey ann, i am carol and am so sorry i messed up on the dates. i teach at a small catholic school in alexandria virginia and we are all making pinwheels .i am certainly glad to have the correct date, thank you. i was so impressed with this idea that i decided to have the year long theme in the art room be peace. thanks to you! god bless-carol

Ann Ayers <> wrote:
On Jun 25, 2005, at 3:34 PM, Carol ONeil wrote:

Look into the pinwheels for peace project I think it is worldwide and culminates in Oct- carol

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project that is set for Sept. 21st, 2005 which is World Peace Day.

I think it would be a wonderful "back to school" project for any school - it has an art component and a writing component and can be adapted to any grade level or subject area.

The great thing about this project is that by participating, you become a part of a larger community of people, all installing on the same day, and all seeking some sort of peace in their lives. So far, approximately 200 locations have indicated that they will be spinning pinwheels on World Peace Day - we are definitely looking for more participation!

Go to for more information. If you click on "make a pinwheel", you can download a template and instructions to use with your students. If you are going to participate, please email me your location so we can put you on our map!

Also, if you know anyone who lives outside of the U.S., please pass on the word to them for us - we are hoping that this becomes a global art installation of "whirled peace".


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