Artwork Guidelines


Painting, drawing, or mixed media on standard, letter-sized 

8.5 x 11 in. paper

Inspired by prompts like:

  • What do you see when you think of peace, friendship, or kindness?

  • What place makes you feel most peaceful?

  • Picture something that makes you feel happy.

  • Paint or draw your family or friends.

Make it personal. You will receive photos of the artwork from the children abroad at the beginning of the process. Feel free to have your student's art be a response to that artwork. If the child abroad draws a picture of a cat, for example, your student might be inclined to draw a picture of their own beloved pet. 


Encourage creativity. The artwork can be completely abstract, literal, or anything in between!


Student photo. It is essential to attach a nice, respectable photo of the student who created the artwork. All children in this exchange must be able to see each other through a photo on the back. If this is not possible for you, please contact us to discuss alternative solutions.

Hand outline. Each student traces an outline of their hand as a way of symbolically touching hands with the child on the other side.

Student's name. Each student writes their first name (only) and age inside the tracing of the hand. For security purposes, students are not allowed to include any contact information.


Recipient's ID Code. Write the ID code/name of the child who will receive the artwork, such as: "PA2001 - Sahid - boy - 12"

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