Yoko Ono and Sarah Silverman support online school for girls
School of Doodle aims to cultivate girl's creativity, imagination, and confidence
Some of the coolest and famous women in the world have gotten together to create an online school for girls. It's called School of Doodle and they're calling it "the world's most incredible invention ever."
Their mission: "to change the way girls value themselves and teach them to Be Loud" (sounds like your thing, Beyoncé). Keywords like zest, curiousity, grit, empathy, self-confidence, and optimism are enough for us to understand what School of Doodle is getting at.
It's not the most original mission and goal (hey, feminism), but it's certainly a 'zesty' approach to getting girls to learn and expand their imagination and creativity. The part classroom, part content platform lessons will be taught by "today's most visionary artists and creators" using Daily Doodles. At the end of each Doodle, girls will be presented with a Doodle Challange; this is where they take what they've learned and start creating on their own.
The teachers include chef Alice Waters, filmmaker Angela Robinson, ballerina Ashley Bouder, musician Kim Gordon, and Rodarte founders Kate and Laura Mulleavy. By backing School of Doodle on Kickstarter, you could be rewarded with Doodles created by a number of famous women including photographer Inez van Lamsweerde, actresses Sarah Silverman and Natasha Lyonne, as well as singers Yoko Ono and Sia.
School of Doodle has until 24 August 2014 to reach its $75,000 goal on Kickstarter, but it already has over $72,000 pledged so far.
Speaking of celebrity-endorsed creative education, it has us wishing Jack Black would start School of Rock for aspiring musicians, because music does wonders too, you know?