Tuesday, June 16, 2009

End of year-Art Show and Performances at Bayside and Willow Creek

Romeo, a fifth grader at Bayside, checks out the clay coil pots made by the fifth graders at Willow Creek, part of an in-school integrated art unit where students were reading the book, Indian Captive. Behind him are self-portraits made by the sixth graders from Bayside, which were drawn with headresses and heiroglyphics, part of a project where they imagined themselves as if they were Egyptian Queens and Pharoahs.

Fourth grader, Robert, shows off his Capoeria skills against a formidable opponent, Capoeria Master, Samuka. Robert studied all year with Mentor Artist, Matt Goff.

Second grader, Hunter, reads one of his poems he wrote with the help of Mentor, Giovanni Singleton, from the California Poets in the Schools. Giovanni worked with second graders during Literacy Hour and collaborated with the Visual Art Instructor, Kate Rees, with the 3-5 class.

Students dance with Mentor Artist, Ken Doumbia, after playing the African Drums.

Bayside fifth graders admire the photography and collages of the fourth graders during the end of year Art Show in the Library.

End of Year—middle school students perform at the MYC

WCA and MLK students perform an orginal song, "Cool, Green, Fun," which they made with Music Producer, Torman Jahi, while studying at the MYC on Wednesdays throughout the school year. A remix of their song is the official theme song for the Marin County Fair—it's very catchy!
When I figure out how to post it here, I will do so.

On display at the event were the Public Service Announcements created by the students while at the MYC. Here, Deachen, a 6th grader from Bayside Elementary, is seen inside her PSA about violence.

This mural was created by 6th-8th grade students in the Twilight After-School program, in collaboration with Youth in Arts Mentor Artist, Evan Bissell. The mural was commissioned by the Nonprofit Technology Network to create a backdrop for their annual conference in San Francisco in April 2009. While learning new arts techniques like drawing and painting, stenciling, and spray-painting, students were asked to question the role of technology in their lives, from a simple cell phone to a destructive bomb. Students from MLK Jr. Academy, Bayside, and Willow Creek Academy worked together to make decisions on the design and painted it over the course of three months, both at MLK Jr. Academy and The MYC Youth Center.

Sholonda, part of the girls dance group that performed. They've been practicing under the direction of Mentor Artist, Mimi Baxter.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

ART SHOW and End of Year Extravaganza

Please join us on Tuesday, June 9, for our end of year art show and celebration. Starting at 3 pm there will be students performances, a DJ, food, and activities. Located outside the Bayside and Willow Creek Library. All are welcome.