‘I am We are” Mural
Each student creates and individual “I am” affirmation painting that is part ofa larger group mural. These paintings could be in a grid layout or a unified scene that each student contributes to. Acrylic paints are used on a canvas material or primed plywood foundation, so they can be displayed in various settings in schools and youth programs.
Students will use a variety of art mediums to complete a portable paper treasure box project that allows for student to focus on positive characteristics of self and establish opportunity for processing needs and setting personal goals.
Literature Discovery in Community (multiple projects)
Community building though various books that encourage students to recognize the beauty of diversity. Including a group reading of age appropriate books, creative drawing and journal projects that help students develop and internalize the message of respect, understanding and working as a community. (Book examples: Stellaluna, Horton Hears a Who, The Sneetches, Walk Two Moons, and Freedom Writers Diary.) Book selection and activities will be determined for individual classroom, age group and curriculum needs.
Collaborative Theme Songwriting
Students have the opportunity to brainstorm, write and perform a group project song based upon and supportive of existing themes and courses of study in classroom. This project allows for team skill development and the opportunity for students to tap musical potential.
B.A. in Writing, Literature and Counseling – 15 years experience in
youth/social work. Sign maker and commercial design, surrealist painter and
paper-craft. Avid blogger ,– Vocalist, guitarist and singer/songwriter.