World Children's Festival 2011
International Child Art Foundation
June 17-19, 2011
Mission & Vision of the World Children's Festival
Held every four years since 1999 as the "Olympics" of children's creativity and co-creation, the World Children's Festival (WCF) has evolved into the largest international children's celebration and a permanent quadrennial event in our Nation's Capital. Free and open to the public, the WCF attracts more than 15,000 attendees.
The WCF brings together our diverse communities around a shared concern for the future of our children, their health and education. The WCF's educational programming integrates art and sport with STEM disciplines for children's holistic development. Eminent educators and field experts ranging from Olympians and professional artists to scientists and technologists host activities and talks to nurture children's creativity and develop their empathy in a global setting. The children help produce a complete synesthetic experience, a total work of art, by their dazzling performances, amazing art creations and displays, and their own workshops on issues they are most passionate about. The WCF is a transformative experience where creativity and co-creation become building blocks for innovation and positive social change. The WCF empowers the children to shape the future and change the world.
Create and facilitate a two-day workshop aimed at kids and parents attending the festival focusing on the theme "Igniting Creativity Worldwide."
The Green Scene: Recyle. Reuse. Repurpose
Information obtained from the 2003 ICAF conference suggested the importance of supplies and materials as a critical element in a study done looking what helps and hinders child artist’s creativity. Since many ICAF participants will be coming from all over the world with varying languages, I felt the ability to reuse natural resources to create art is an economical and creative way to ignite creativity while teaching skills of resourcefulness.
-Learn how to be resourceful using material from their surroundings to create art and other projects.
Look at it another way – My goal is for participants to see how they can ignite creativity worldwide in a small scale more literal sense. Exploring nature or a person’s surroundings looking at elements in a new way will provide a new way for participants to view the problem of never having enough supplies or materials to create art. They will learn how to repurpose items created by the earth thus making them more environmentally conscious.