Elementary School Partners with BRAF

The Black Rock Arts Foundation has partnered with the Parent Teachers Organization to create a pilot after school arts program at Yick Wo Elmentary School. Yick Wo has a history of using the arts in the school to enrich the student experience. Black Rock Arts Foundation Board Member’s Harley Dubois and Dicky Davies have designed a program model that includes the students collaborating together to create art that can be actioned off at Yick Wo’s annual auction.

For this pilot program the theme is “Live Worms” in recognition of the auction at the Live Worms Gallery. While each of the grade level did a different age/developmentally appropriate project, all are in line with a central theme of Worm Lives. Each age group took a closer look at worms of all types and their secret lives.

The kindergarten and first grade did projects based on “Worms Treasure” using line, shape, & repetition to create their art. The second graders worked with “Bed of Worms” a color mixing project. The third graders created a “Worm Dance Party” working with the concept of patterns via string painting, and the 4th/5th Graders created hanging glow worm sculptures.

The Black Rock Arts Foundation is very excited about this collaboration with Yick Wo Elementary School, and are hoping that other artists that work in interactive mediums will be involved in the future or will use it as a model for their schools. But for now, we hope you will check out the Yick Wo student’s art at the auction:

Yick Wo Silent Auction and Show
March 11, 2010
Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Ave, San Francisco.

March 11, 2010 from 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Yick Wo is proud to auction off art donations from local and celebrated bay area artists including Kelli McLaughlin, Termeh Yeghiazarian, Scott Hewicker,Virginia Jo White, Chirs Corales and others. Additionally, their Silent Auction will have great items such as vacation homes, restaurant gift certificates, fitness memberships and more all at extremely reasonable prices. Come enjoy our live band, drinks, food, great auction items all while supporting the enrichment programs for Yick Wo Elementary School.

Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.

Yick Wo is a public elementary school on Lombard and Jones Streets that is home to some 250 local children of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. They are a California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon School because of their high academic performance.

photos: affinity

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