The first and second grade classes at Grant School produced a new musical about tide pools, written by teaching artist Sarah McKinney. NCAIP helped with a teaching artist and the set. Today's performance was well attended and another arts success for Grant School. Special thanks to the Arcata High School students who are a part of the Arcata Arts Institute for providing the live music.
Ms. Fanucchi's third grade class at Washington Elementary was selected to test a new project that will be used in 14 Humboldt County Create Humboldt classrooms next year. The project uses the art of Sonia Delaunay and the book "A Life of Color" as a catalyst for students thinking about their own memories and how they would represent them in an abstract manner. Students made great progress developing their understanding of how abstract art is imagined and how meaning can be conveyed through non-representational art.
Teachers in both North Coast Arts Integration Project and Create Humboldt came together in Old Town Eureka to explore watercolor with master painter Alan Sanborn. Alan showed his artwork over the years and the work of his mentor, Bob Benson. A few watercolor techniques were shown and then teachers explored the medium. The final exercise was a paint-and-pass exploration where teachers painted on each others paintings. The evening was a great way for teachers to become more comfortable with watercolor and have fun trying new things. Thank you to Arts and Drafts for hosting this event in their craft room.