Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Arts US summer classes

This summers so chill with arts galore.  Working with 5th-8th graders.  In Saint Paul Public Schools Arts US program.  I'm so excited to work with this team of 16 young people who are by far one of the most talented/creative group of students I've worked with.  They have already dubbed themselves as the "swaggy spunk".  Here you see the students designing and painting a name plate for their class.  They have worked diligently to express themselves and their creative ability to think outside of the box is incredible.  One of the classes they have is a drama/dance class where the students did synchronizing movements without sound these young creatives moved for thirty five minutes nonstop afterwards the reflection was positive and inflective.

Student working with the gardener to make spring rolls.
More student portraits--
It's been great to see the growth of these youth here is Saint Paul's Arts US program . There were several parents who came to me saying how they enjoyed this program. My artist friend, Mica Anders-Turner (the interim Director in the spring) put together a great staff of teachers and their Board of Directors hired Kirsten Fisher as the Director; who did a dynamic job managing our program this summer as well.  This camp was six weeks where kids learned about dancing, drumming, stepping, painting, gardening, science and was saturated with ideas and opportunities.  
One of their step classes.
The portraits students painted in my painting class.  While working with a program at the science museum of Minnesota the youth had a "Youth Day"
Where the museum hosted several summer programs, of course we were one.  Below you'll see our kids performing and dancing and enjoying themselves thee with a DJ/friend DJ Mixwell.

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