By bringing kids to voice through artistic expression, we hope to help them build meaningful, passionate lives.
–Joan Bigwood, Founder
Author Archives: Joan Bigwood
This year, for the Celebration of the Arts that marks the end of another quarter, we wanted to try something different–something that would raise the bar of sharing artistic output, by pairing a mini-exhibit of the older class’ top picks, … Continue reading
This is the day, designated by a small group of bereaved Civil War-era mothers, in which we celebrate the world’s oldest profession: Motherhood. Merriam Webster doesn’t say anything about a profession requiring a salary, but it does mention the prior … Continue reading
Fascinating Facetation I have developed a style which incorporates beautiful scenes, such as many by the Impressionists, and gives them a modern twist. I retain the overall composition and color and add my own abstract, crystalline texture. Bedroom in Arles … Continue reading
After months of experimentation, dedication, preparation and inspiration the students in the After School Program at East Palo Alto Charter school hosted the entire ASP population to a Celebration of the Arts: Click here to see the dancers!
Art class with Miss Sue Making art is about making peace with oneself. Here, the kids are creating dioramas out of collage materials. They are so engrossed in their projects that a few of them have forgotten to take off … Continue reading
We come to EPACS each week, humping our art supplies, toting little scripts, humming a new tune to teach or tapping our feet to a catchy hip-hop beat, and when we step on the campus, we are greeted by dozens … Continue reading
The kids are working on safety PSAs (Public Service Announcements), which they plan to share with the rest of the school. Drawing from a list of school rules to live by, they are creating dramatic scenes that illustrate why the … Continue reading