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Samurai Camp for Kids in San Francisco! June 22-26, 2015 – register now!

To learn more details and register, visit this link: http://www.sfaikido.com/camp-japan/  

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Hybrid Animal Scientific Illustrations * Graphite * 9th-12th grade

In the art class I am teaching at a local public high school, my students are looking at the intersection of science and art. They had to invent an animal hybrid and then label it as if it were a scientific illustration. Students looked at scientific illustrations by artists and scientists – both contemporary and […]

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Collaborative Hybrid Animals * Colored Pencil * 9th-12th Grade

My high school students are looking at the intersection of science and art in the form of scientific illustrations and hybrids.   Recently we played a collaborative Surrealist ‘Exquisite Corpse’ game where each student drew part of a body, folded over the image so the next student couldn’t see, and then the next student drew […]

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Social Issue Anti-Violence Posters * colored pencil, marker * 9th-12th Grade

My first project with Wallenberg High School went very well!  They created posters addressing a social issue. The students entered a poster contest as well and so far we have 9 finalists! They had to come up with a good hook, main message and image for their posters and then do a mock-up. I started […]

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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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Unveiling! Art * Aikido * Teaching

Here goes! A BLOG that combines THREE of my loves: ART, AIKIDO, & EDUCATION. YES. I’ll be sharing lesson ideas, kids art, aikido triumphs, art/martial arts philosophies, exhibition explorations, and more. A lifetime of art-making, teaching in schools and museums, and over twenty years practicing aikido should offer up some good gems!! I’ll also delve into the secret […]

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