Archive | May, 2014

Greek Myths * Pegasus Shadow Puppet Show * 4th & 5th Grade

Here are some magical images from the tale of Pegasus and Bellerophron, a Greek myth that is an interesting lesson in pride. The story begins with Bellerophron, who cannot rest until Athena’s winged horse, Pegasus, is his. With Athena’s help, he captures the enchanting creature and goes on many adventures. He also defeats the Chimera, […]

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Shibori Indigo Dyeing at Camp Japan

Artist and Museum Educator Julia Sackett shows campers how to use Shibori techniques to fold, bind and immerse the cloth into the indigo dye bath at Camp Japan. Camp Japan is a San Francisco summer camp combining art, music, culture and martial arts at Suginami Aikikai SF. The camp returns this summer in June, 2015:  www.sfaikido.com/camp-japan/ […]

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Bats, Owls & Caterpillars * Shadow Puppet Science * 3rd & 4th Grade

Art meets Science: After learning about bats, owls and caterpillars, these students acted out predator/prey scenarios and shared facts about these creatures in dynamic (and, as you can see, sometimes bloody) puppet shows. Students first studied the habits of their creatures and then storyboarded them into action, using Pixar storyboards and comic book sequences as […]

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