Youth Work Day Guidelines

Feel free to use these instructions as a guide for doing Project Canary with youth.

Organized by Holly Hanessian

Introduction:

This is a community experience for a camper of the Life Changers Church and an artist to build a meaningful object together in clay. The camper will make an object based on a story of their own with the help of the artist (see below). Their story will be anonymous and uploaded to a national website and also attached to the object to be placed around Tallahassee on October 14th, to be found by others.

THE STORY:

  • Each kid / camper will create a simple object based on a story of conflict that they are aware of, and or concerned about.
  • They will write 2-3 sentences based on this feeling, experience and or hope for resolution.
  • It can be anything that is important individually to them. They story should be at least 2-3 sentences (but can be longer).
  • The story must be ready beforehand and written with a simple image drawing of what they want to make using pencil or crayon on paper.
  • The artist is there to help (but not take over) OR to interpret through their feelings, but to make the pieces stay together and not fall apart and or explode.

 

THE CLAY OBJECT:

  • They will then make a clay piece about their story with an artist.
  • It will be no bigger then what fits in their hand or tennis ball size.
  • It must be hollow or made from parts that are no thicker then there finger.
  • The object must be important to them and their own unique story.
  • The object will eventually be placed in the community as a shared experience between the camper and the artists.
  • Both the camper and the artists can have a picture of the object and help place them later if they wish.