African American Genealogy Workshop
Learn about the District Preschool Program
Integrated Art Circle 2 OPERA ENRICHMENT
CIRCLE 2 OPERA Enrichment ARTIST: Lori Brown Mirabal Four Mondays 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM April 3– April 24
This multifaceted course begins with an intriguing recounting of the history and essentials of opera through the unique lens of racial diversity. Together, participants will view, listen to and discuss operas written and performed by diverse composers and artists. This knowledge will be used to create and present personal Life-Poems set to music. No singing is required at all.
Integrated Art Circle 3 THEATRICAL IMPROVISATION
CIRCLE 3 THEATRICAL IMPROVISATION ARTIST: Clark Jackson Four Saturdays 10:00 AM – 12 Noon May 6 – May 27
Are you ready to try Improv? Through this experience, you will work with an award-winning actor and educator to play theatre games, learn acting basics, make new friends, build group trust and work on scenes for performance.
Integrated Art Circle 4 MOSAIC PROJECT
CIRCLE 4 MOSAIC PROJECT ARTIST: Sandra Charlap Four Tuesdays 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM June 6 – June 27
DESCRIPTION: Our circle will translate our vision of DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) into a fantastic array of color and sparkle using glass tile to create a mosaic that will be displayed in our community permanently. You will learn how to use a wide range of materials, adhesives, and grouts for installation.
Integrated Art Circle 5 LEARN TO JUGGLE
CIRCLE 5 LEARN TO JUGGLE ARTIST: Sandra Leith Four Thursdays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM July 6 – July 27
Here’s your chance to release that inner child and learn the most basic circus trick of all-- juggling. We will focus on juggling patterns, and also touch on the history of juggling and how it happens in different countries. Our class will end with a group showcase, demonstrating team and individual juggling skills.
Integrated Art Circle 6 Public Mural
CIRCLE 6 PUBLIC MURAL ARTIST: Roberta Melzl Four Mondays 6:00 PM – 8:00PM Sept. 16 – Sept. 27
Build connections as the group formulates a shared vision and decides which materials work best for the mural that will be create, and then publicly displayed in the SOMA/MapSo community. No experience is necessary –only enthusiasm, collaboration, and a willingness to learn.
Integrated Art Circle 7 JOURNEY TO PERCUSSION/SHEKERE
CIRCLE 7 JOURNEY TO PERCUSSION/SHEKERE ARTIST: Ahmondylla Best Four Saturdays 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Oct. 7 – Oct. 28
Learning to play the this beaded gourd instrument known as a shekere can take you on a journey of percussion ranging from exhilaration to meditation. Participants will explore traditional rhythms, tone, tempo, improvisation and composition as a group and in solo performance.
Integrated Art Circle 8: ABSTRACT ART & MOVEMENT
Two Fridays 6:00 PM—8:00 PM Nov. 3 – Nov. 10
“Outside The Lines” is an interdisciplinary art experience showcasing movement and abstract art. Jasmine Carter, dancer artists and educator facilitates a guided paint session motivated by questions that challenge racial, cultural and social integration. Through creative communication we explore vulnerable and honest conversations about diversity and social inequalities while building community.