Inspire Your World: Street Art for Kids, Winter 2018
If your kid has ever wanted to bring their art out of the studio and into the streets, this is the class for them! Street art can be a powerful tool for self-expression and a way to brighten up the world around us while inspiring viewers to step out of the mundane and into their own creative selves. According to Adbusters magazine, “Public art says ‘The human spirit is alive here.’” In this 4-week class (all classes 2 hours and an extra-long 3 hour class on our last meeting) we explored how visual arts, poetry, and performance can all be street art, allowing us to liven up, beautify, and interact with the world around us. We learned how to stencil a t-shirt, self publish a (maga)zine, green our community with eco art and much more!
* Please note: due to the wildly creative and deeply engaging nature of this class there were fun weekly homework assignments.
All the Time Eco-Projects, Winter 2018
This 6-week workshop was all about experiments and projects! We applied basic permaculture principles and learned the Scientific Method to conduct experiments to visualize the difference between clean renewable energies versus fossil fuels. We created healing herbal medicines, cooked outside, and learned simple ways to nurture our local animal populations. We learned simple ways to green our lives and do good for Planet Earth. And we had a lot of fun!
Greek Gods and Monsters, Fall 2017
This class was a mythic blast! We made monsters and heroes out of clay and dough. We wrote postcards from Ancient Greece. We performed a play about Demeter and Persephone using our Comedy and Tragedy masks. We practiced math playing Zeus on the Loose and used strategy and critical thinking playing Labyrinth. We created Medusa headdresses, the Minotaur’s Labyrinth in Lego, and made our own myths using stop-motion animation, puppetry, and the written word. On the last day of class we celebrated a great 6 weeks with a Greek-inspired snack feast of dolma, pitas, kalamata olives, and feta cheese. We learned from a variety of sources, the most popular being D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths and YouTube clips from the Percy Jackson films. We’re gearing up for Norse Myth in the Spring. Hope to see you there!