2016 Invitation; Respect and Kindness Through Drawing – A Cross-Cultural Children’s Charity Project (CCCC)

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Express Yourself and celebrate intercultural tolerance and diversity!
You can draw someone who sparked your curiosity.

• A Cross-Cultural Children’s Charity Mission (CCCC) to develop and strengthen Children mental and emotional wellbeing and social skills through drawing.
Throughout History artists have used portraiture to convey expressions of empathetic understanding. Portraits tell stories that are an intrinsic part of different nations, societies, backgrounds, cultures and identities; it provides a vessel for communication and promotes acceptance, united tolerance and respect.

• Every one of us loves to stay, to play, to live with people who share the same ideas and the same preferences. What if we were more curious about the people around us, who have a different background, or come from a different culture or from a foreign country? Drawing is a great tool to make friends across cultures, religions, genders when we draw a portrait of him or her. We want to invite you to make this experience and to make a portrait of this special “somebody” in your school, your neighborhood or elsewhere and to share your results with us.

Young artists between the ages of 5 and 18 years are invited to submit entries for the ‘Draw me, Love me’ art project initiated by Faber-Castell, The International Museum of Children’s Art and The Red Pencil Humanitarian Foundation. This collaboration aims to stimulate and reflect the child’s creativity and strengthen their mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as their social skills through drawing. An overall goal of this project is to promote “kindness and respect through drawing” and raise awareness of children’s’ rights to self-expression and opinion (UN Convention, rights of the children, article 12-13) through portraiture. The process of drawing will empower children to express their opinions visually and tell a story that will influence future generations to accept, respect and tolerate each other.
Selected art works will be exhibited on Facebook and also at the International Museum of Children’s Art website gallery to promote cultural acceptance, respect and kindness through art.
The material may long term be used in various future planned exhibitions, printed material and research projects. All rights of the material will be given to Faber-Castell, The International Museum of Children’s Art and The Red Pencil humanitarian Foundation.
The mission is not limited to a certain period of time and meant to be an on-going and long-term activity. There will be several campaigns being realized, starting with the campaign “Draw me, love me”.
Watch this space for future themes. We will be posting a new theme for you to explore every 3 months !

Your artwork, guidelines

• One artwork only per artist
• You may use any art materials you like but your artwork must be two-dimensional.
• Can be vertical or horizontal.
• Can be size A4 or A3
• Open to children and young age 5-18 years

Organizations, schools and children interested in participating in one or several of the activities may visit the following links below;
How to enter
Create your artwork and upload a clear image of your artwork onto our
a) Facebook page; Draw me, Love me ! Draw me, Love me !
or
b) The International Museum of Children’s Art website upload; Upload Images
(here you can register and upload your entry)

c) ENTRY-Form; link
(entry form attached, for entries posted by airmail)

d) Mail your original artwork by post to;
Shipping / Mailing address;
The International Museum of Children’s Art
att: Director Angela Goldin
Lille Frøens vei 4, N-0371 Oslo, Norway

e) Visit our Gallery;
Gallery

f) Contact person; Director Angela Goldin
Email; mail@childrensart.com — or post@barnekunst.no
Tel. 47.22691777 Fax. 47.22692910

The Red Pencil Foundation
The Red Pencil is a non-profit organization helping children, adults and families through Arts Therapy. It is the core mission of The Red Pencil to bring the power of the Arts to everyone with a special focus on Arts Therapy. Arts Therapy promotes expression, healing and well-being through the creative process of arts-making. Through art, music, dance and drama, Arts Therapy reaches the depths of our being where words are simply inadequate or not enough.
http://www.redpencil.org/

Contacts;
for Europe, America, incl. Africa:
post@barnekunst.no  Ms Angela Goldin
for Asia and other parts of the world where The Red Pencil is heading for humanitarian missions:
Laurence@redpencil.org, Ms Laurence Vandenborre
for information on the Graf von Faber-Castell Childrens Fund Foundation:
Zhoan.tasdelen@faber-castell.de; Ms Zhoan Tasdelen
Lama Majaj MA (A Th) AThR
International Operations Manager
Registered Art Therapist and Artist

for THE RED PENCIL (INTERNATIONAL)
An Institute of Public Character in Geneva and in Singapore
20 Upper Circular Road
#02-01 The Riverwalk
Singapore 058416
Tel: (65) 6221-2217 Fax: (65) 6221-2281
email: Lama@redpencil.org
web: www.redpencil.org
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