Archive for May, 2010

HEArt at Starr King – Seamsters and Seamstresses

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

On Friday, HEArt students at Starr King transformed into focused seamsters and seamstresses as they learned how to sew pillows and bean bags.  They had a great time choosing their fabrics – the checkers and red skull print were the big hits!  Next week, the students will continue practicing threading their needles, sewing their seams, and tying the knots on their projects.

HEArt at Costano – Garden mural opposite colors

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The garden mural at Costano comes to life with the opposite color layer.  With just a couple weeks of painting left, the students are enjoying the sunshine and painting away.  Our two wonderful Teen Art Instructors, Troy and Zaid, help guide students through the mural process.

HEArt at Chavez – Spotlight on our fabulous Teen Art Instructors

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

A defining element of our mural painting class at Chavez is the amazing leadership of our Teen Art Instructors.  Viri (EPA Academy, sophomore) and Monica (Carlmont High School, junior), a dynamic duo who happen to be sisters, use their knowledge and skills gained from last summer’s Teen Mural Program to guide Chavez middle-schoolers through the painting process.  Viri has been hard at work teaching blending skills on the flames and Monica has been working with students to paint the ivy vines.  Pictured below, these two high school students are exemplary role models who embody MMAP’s spirit of creativity and positivity!



The Dynamic Duo

HEArt at Starr King – Chinese ink painting

Monday, May 10th, 2010

On Friday, Starr King students learned the ancient art of “Shui-muo ha,” Chinese ink painting.  Students practiced their strokes using special brushes and paper, and copied Chinese symbols for “love,” “peace,” and “happiness.”   Influenced by zen, we focused on simplicity and clarity in the paintings.  The students mounted their drawings on construction paper collages, our HEArt interpretation of the more traditional hanging scrolls.

HEArt at Chavez – Painting continues…

Monday, May 10th, 2010

It’s hard to believe that we have only one month left before summer!  Please join us for a mural unveiling celebrating our students’ and teens’ hard work this year:  June 2nd 4:30-6:00pm.  With two weeks of painting down and only three more to go, the students are focused on bringing beauty and positivity to the 8th grade corridor.

The wallWorking together

A quick and precise painter