The young people that attend Meraki Art School are invited to participate in global art projects. We use our international connections to enable young people from across the world to learn from one another and to share artwork inspired by different creative customs. Our classes encourage active participation and empower young people to learn about themselves, others and our interconnected world.
Celebrating rich and diverse cultures
Creativity transcends cultural, economic and personal divides. This is why we believe art is a powerful means of bringing people together and connecting hearts around the world. Through an ongoing series of meaningful projects we celebrate both the rich, diverse and different cultures in our communities, looking at our own local identity and its relationship nationally and globally.
Here at Meraki Art School we place community at the heart of everything we do. Art has a universal language that brings people together, which as we move forward from the pandemic, is more important than ever. We help young people to feel understood and connected through creating inspired artwork with others who share a passion for creativity. Through our art classes we aim to unite and celebrate all of the wonderful individuals that comprise our diverse societies through a love of creativity
Giving young people a voice
We are committed to working with our global partners towards the United Nations ‘ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. Through our programme of educational activities, as well as our international connections, our pupils are able to learn about the SDGs and why they are so important. Our project based learning approach teaches young people that they can use their creativity as a means to influence positive change in their world and help others.
Some of the projects we are involved with include:
- International Earth Day www.earthday.org
- David Shepherds Global Canvas davidshepherd.org/wildlife-art/global-canvas/
If you want to know more, or are an organisation that’s interested in a collaborative project