The global budget crisis led to cutbacks in school art programs all over the world. Geared to tackle this problem head on, Zanbeel launched Arts for Social Change with its pilot at 112th St. Elementary School in Watts, South LA. As an underprivileged school district, many students at this school hadn't yet had the opportunity to take art classes.
Zanbeel's 2020 - 2022 programs were made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Gaining knowledge through a presentation, students learn to communicate effectively with differing cultures.
Ramadan is about sharing with generosity. Students learn these values, working together with harmony and respect.
Recalling what information was learned through the activity, each student completed a thoughtful reflection.
Students design their own prayer mat / carpet using a template provided by Zanbeel.
"Building Cultural Competence" is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Curators Rashmi Viswanathan and Maryam Ghoreishi teaching workshop as part of programing for Mapping a Field, an online exhibition.
Artist Sanika Phawde from Mapping a Field.
Locating the travels of the Chahar-Bagh through South West Asia and North Africa towards Spain.
Imagining the sounds they hear, what they would plant, the life present in their garden.
At the center of the garden is the water of life. For the garden to flourish, it must reach all parts of the garden.
Students draw the story of their own four-fold garden.
60 Students in Pakistan wrote letters to students in Los Angeles.
60 Students in Los Angeles responded to the letters they received.
Some students in Pakistan wrote their letters in Urdu, how beautiful!