Category Archives: Arts

Connection to Place (hannah)

Through place-based learning, this class aims to immerse students in the heritage, culture, landscape, experiences, and opportunities of your immediate environment. 

This class will be divided into two units: your home and your neighborhood. We will begin by learning about the tribal lands which our homes now occupy. Later in the term, you will make a community asset map of your neighborhood to learn about the social organizations, structures, and services shaping the sociocultural landscape today. 

A lot of this class will be outdoors. Your yard and your neighborhood will be your classroom. Lessons will be interdisciplinary, including sociology, science, civics, language arts, and self care, with the objective to deeply learn about your immediate surrounding environment.

Sound Production (Sam)

 

What goes into making a song sound clean and well produced? This class teaches students to mix audio using traditional and modern digital audio workstation techniques. Topics focus on training the student’s ear to identify different instruments and ranges to better blend music. This course may also cover different types of music editing and surround sound. Audio mixing may be aimed at beginning or advanced students and taught through streaming audio and self-produced songs.

Wo Pop – World Music and Pop Culture (Sam)

 

Do you ever wonder what music is like in other parts of the world? Being a HUGE music lover, I often find myself wondering about that very thing. Often I’m finding myself going on Spotify and seeing what’s available in many parts of the world.

We will explore music in a variety of ways and find out what makes music so popular in different cultures. We will look for commonalities and differences in sounds and lyrics, and learn about the relationship music holds with that particular culture. Who knows? Maybe we will discover where some of the sounds in America originated from!!!

Studio, Spring Edition: Kites, Gliders, and other spirit-lifting Creations (Scobie)

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Your Studio package for Spring Term will contain raw materials for beautiful flying things, kits to make kites, bird sculptures, and other aerial delights to draw you both to design and decoration, but also to beautiful indoor and outdoor flying! If we can work it out, we’ll have a (Covid safe) spring kite festival day to fly our creations, and share our successes!  Contribute your art pieces to a chain of kites that rise into a spring sky!

Art through the Ages (Sam)

 

This class will introduce art within historical, social, geographical, political, and religious contexts. How do we look at different works of art and express the deeper meaning behind them? Let get into great conversations about the things we experience and do some creating of our own.

Embroidery and Diverse Voices (elizabeth ortega)

This class is for both returning students and students who are new to embroidery! (I will work with new students to catch you up.)

This class is 2 parts: EMBROIDERY and DIVERSE VOICES.

Embroidery. This is the craft of decorating fabric using a needle and applying thread or yarn. It’s a hand-eye coordination craft. You can decorate anything from a jean jacket to a handkerchief.

You can decorate with words, designs, images, shapes, etc. It’s bunches of fun, requires patience and intention, and is very rewarding when your masterpieces are completed. You can frame your pieces, wear your pieces, or decorate with them.

Diverse Voices. We will listen to various podcasts, Ted talks, and media pieces centering voices that are typically marginalized. We will hear from a variety of folks, from many different backgrounds, across all different identities and life experiences. We will engage in small group discussion during synchronous classes.

I challenge you to join us for some hands on art, listening, connection with each other, and creativity.

This class is for you if you’ve already taken and want to continue to improve your skills and for those who are just beginning and need some extra support with embroidery.