Our dreams manifest based on our present intent to manifest them . For children, it common place to recreate their desires in miniature. This is a photograph of my lovely daughter . Her name is Felicia . After furnishing the bed room for her miniature girls she decided to let the girls rest and start furnishing them a kitchen . There is a pantry , a fruit sculpture,a table for two and a massive orange soda on a pedestal. They were presented to me together just like you see them . side by side . I expressed to my baby how fantastic the execution of these rooms were . My only advice being " babe ! you should paint the kitchen ... " this was only the beginning . She immediately chose her colors and did the damn thang. I desire to be so faithfully undoubtedly secure in my own creativity . Believe me when I say I am proud of all the artist I know . all of the fearless men and women whom manifest love in the present intentionally. Self love , love and balance love and confidence . well done . Though i discipline myself with knowledge , you can't soak up laws and theories onto a pain brush and spread them across your cardboard kitchen ... well , at least I can not . But , I will keep at it .
While I’m not Jewish, I do work at the #jccsf and educate my after school students about the traditions and meanings behind the holidays. I have learned a lot during my time there. We spoke about Yom Kippur earlier this week, as a holiday of atonement and repentance. I decided to use the term friction as a way to tie in some art and science to our discussions . We spoke (and watched a short video) about friction as a science concept and causing friction with relationships. The kids really understood both and we had a great dialogue. Each student then created a friction string art piece that I’ve encouraged them to give to someone as a piece of their apology. These are some pieces they completed. #jccsf#afterschoolatjccsf#afterschoolteacher#room314atjccsf#yomkippur#jewisheducation#youngartists#thirdgrade
I was excited to learn today that BLACK OPAL The Art Experience was nominated for Best Art Exhibition of Jax Folio Weekly! My vision to support emerging artists of color has grown so much in the last couple of years and I expect bigger and better things in the future! Please vote for BLACK OPAL at FolioWeekly.com to help this platform grow! 👉🏾 (link in bio) under the ENTERTAINMENT tab 😍🙏🏾😭
Another new lesson I'm trying out with #5thgrade ...so far so good!!😍 the kids seem to really be enjoying this. ...and that's what matters most. .. this was inspired by a real blessing/wishing tree I saw at a park this summer ...(somehow I want them to incorporate their own wish,prayer,or thankful note to their tree.) ... the best part is hearing all their stories and connections they have with certain places...it might be the tree in their backyard they climb with their siblings...it might be their grandmother's favorite willow tree ....the stories go on...and that's the best part about this - showing them how to take a memory (good or bad) and Express it through beautiful images. Sometimes there's just no words to describe a place, a feeling etc.......#artisimportant . #youngartists#elementaryart#artteacher#elementaryart#makeitpersonal#meaningfulart#canavanrocks
First grade is exploring risk- taking by painting with unconventional tools- straws and q tips! We will also be exploring mixed media when we create tissue paper flowers to add a 3 dimensionality to the work! The students today took it one step further when they brainstormed other art you could make with the same technique- hair, spider webs, branching roads, fireworks... so many creative ideas!
Going #waybackwednesday 🔙 with our sharpie coasters!
Take a look at this extraordinary coaster that Rose made 😱 She began by coloring in her tile with yellow, green, pink, & orange. Once she brushed 🖌 on the rubbing alcohol, the result was this funky design! 🤩