HANDS OF PEACE
BaredFeet, Co. brings you “Hands of Peace” a youth-empowered, charitable program on the topic of peace – allowing children to deliver the message of being peaceful to our community through the power of visual and performing arts.
REGISTER FOR 2021 Virtual HANDS OF PEACE HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9WxsU7abZCfg55XSRtlAu4ToFeOsKJo7yesCTL7aOV85knQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Since 2015, every two years (odd-numbered years) youth work for 4-8 weeks on projects in various art forms which are presented to the public in a culminating free performance production. The production is comprised of youth dances, youth choirs, youth drama team, youth art and youth poetry. Mini-versions of the program have been offered to select groups both virtually and in person. CV Montessori’s (a common partner) vision is to develop independent, passionate learners who understand the responsibility each of us has as citizens of our world. BaredFeet’s mission is to provide free, basic, holistic, quality wellness education and advocate for the arts as a crucial wellness tool.
Stay tuned to this page and the Facebook page, for updates.
Hands of Peace 2021: "Connected"
April 5 - May 14
We have a small group of creative teens creating some projects for you, but we decided to also open up the virtual activities to everyone - the whole family! Follow Hands of Peace or BaredFeet on Facebook to get regular updates, but each week's activities will be posted here. Contact us for ways to get your art activities to us! We can come to you or there are many ways to share them with us.
WEEK 1 ACTIVITIES (week of April 5)
Connect - Share your thoughts with us on what we learned as a community as a result of the COVID pandemic.
Express - Make a paper chain with your family where each link has something you are grateful for! As long or short as you like. Get them to us so we can put them all together and display them!
Heal - Look up how to do the following yoga hand mudras: namaste, spider, and "ok". Learn how these simple tools can bring balance, focus, and calm to your life.
WEEK 2 ACTIVITIES (week of April 12)
Connect - Play our "Never Have I Ever" game on our Facebook page. What is your family's score?
Express - Create any piece of artwork on the theme "Connect-the-dots" and share it with us!
Heal - Open your arms out to the side for a heart opener and stretch, then hug yourself for some self love. After that, massage your belly in a clockwise direction for digestive support!
WEEK 3 ACTIVITIES (week of April 19)
Connect - Tell us your favorite joke!
Express - Download our puzzle piece (or ask us to email it to you) and create a self portrait (all are beautiful!) so we can piece together a large puzzle of a connected community.
Heal - Spend time in nature or enjoying the wonder and beauty of nature in some way. Consider going barefoot on the ground for 20 minutes to get the healing benefits of Earthing.
More to come!
Visit to see photos of previous years.
Mini-Hands of Peace = NEW!
Something new in the year inbetween the big production is a mini-version. Wednesdays in the Spring (2020) from 4:30-6pm at our studio space kids can dabble in peace projects in all the mediums - dance, drama, music, yoga, poetry and art!
2020 UPDATE: do to the caronavirus quarantine we have made a packet of activities you can do at home! Find it here: