Inner Landscapes

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

In face of unprecedented challenges, there is one main tool we can give to our children as an important source of protection:

Finding strength within.

That’s what art allows.  Exploring  inner space – the place to get in touch with the endless flow of ideas and our deepest values, the place to focus on the miracle of existence that connects us to all living things.

Inner Landscapes are a space for expressing the knowledge and wisdom that lies in our hearts and souls.

It can be used with any ages and any type of community. In addition it allows us to have great conversations of inner strength, sparks, as well as some other pressing issues, for example…. 350.

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Inner Landscapes by students at the San Rafael, Ca. Girls & Boys Club

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85 Third Grade Students made Inner Landscapes and “I Am” Poems in an Arts Integration Project at Hamilton Meadows Elementary School, Novato, California.

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Inner Landscapes made by Marin Oaks High School, Novato, California

Inner landscapes in McKees Rocks.  The images came from the answers to the question, what picture do you get when you hear the phrase “The kingdom of heaven is with in you”?

UTC joined Upward Bound and the Institute of Noetic Sciences’ Worldview Literacy Curriculum to create inner landscapes with young people from Oakland, CA whose families have never been to college.  The teens painted wooden cut-outs of themselves with their spark, their joys, their talents, their values and their passions.

Inner Landscapes were painted with the children and their families from Helen S. Faison Elementary School and put around the school and the community.