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Here are a few more shots of the pairs as they work on their final art projects. Tomorrow is their last day to work on the projects so it will be a real “crunch” day! They’re all coming along very well though, and they can hardly wait to share the pieces at the Gala this Thursday! Hope to see you...

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The Israeli and Palestinian pairs are hard at work on their final collaborative pieces, which will be included in the Show this Thursday! We’ve taken to calling it “studio crunch time” as the teens have been spending longer and longer hours in the studio! It is a fascinating and intense process to watch unfold. Some of the pairs have been...

August 4, 2009

                Today I asked the students to pick a an image from a magazine or book. Then, using a handmade viewfinder (a piece of paper with a small square cut out from it) they found a section on the art piece that they were particularly drawn to. By concentrating on only the square...

July 31, 2009

The students finished the mural today and it is incredible! It is moving, connected, powerful, and a testament to the collaborative creativity and effort that they are capable of. They have titled it (tentatively) “The Dreamer.” Enjoy the pictures! To see a larger version of the pictures just click.

July 28, 2009

Today the kids began a large group mural as a collaborative art project. It was one of the most amazing art experiences I’ve ever witnessed. The kids were faced with many challenges and I deliberately stepped back a bit to see how they would come together creatively. Challenges to address included: how do we begin? how do we all paint...

July 27, 2009

During our fourth class I handed the students a piece of paper with four pre-drawn circles. We then talked about the four elements and different qualities associated with each – the four elements being: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. The paintings were done in watercolor and the students really responded well to the medium – some using it more fluidly,...

July 26, 2009

Here are a few pictures of the students in action…the group pictures were taken as they got ready to decorate for a birthday today! Their goal was to create one of the longest paper chains they’ve ever seen, and I think they succeeded! At least I’ve never seen one quite as long! The process of piecing the paper chains together...

July 25, 2009