Shadowing the Leaders of Nonviolent Resistance
"Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man." Mahatma Gandhi #quote
The shadow play was written by Alisa Wolf, Walker Holden, and the students of Ms. Wolf's 6th grade drama class at Everett Middle School (in the Mission District of SF). In this final culminating performance of ShadowLight's Shadow Theatre Residency Program the 6th grade drama students share a story about their local community and their reaction to what is happening to the neighborhood.
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Senate Resolution (SCR)14 passed on March 2nd declaring March 2015 as Arts Education Month. #ArtsEd #ShadowLightInSchools
ShadowLight's shadow theatre residency programs are in full swing this spring and we have several culminating student performances happening at the end of this month! Stay tuned for public viewing announcements! #shadowtheatre
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Residency students continue to work on their character development today in class -- drawing, cutting, and adding color accents to their shadow puppets. #shadowtheatre #ShadowLightFund #ShadowLightInSchools
ShadowLight began a Shadow Theatre residency at Buena Vista Horace Mann. #shadowtheatre
Today, students discovered the traditions of Shadow Theatre and spent time creating observational drawings of puppets from around the world with Teaching Artist Caryl Kientz.
What is observational drawing?
Observational drawing is exactly what it sounds like: drawing by observation. By simply looking at the subject and drawing what is presented to the eye, the student gains solid perceptual skills and hand-eye coordination.
ShadowLight receives California Arts Council grant among 119 arts education organizations funded statewide.
This award will support our Shadow Theatre Arts Education programs at four partner schools in and around the San Francisco Unified School District during the 2014/2015 school year. ShadowLight's teaching artists will continue their multi-week shadow theatre residencies at four partner schools, all of which will culminate in original shadow theatre projects created and performed by participating students. The residencies are part of the partnering schools' arts integration efforts and tailor-designed in collaboration with school faculty.
Artists in Schools is the California Arts Council's largest core grant program, supporting professional teaching artists in classroom and after-school settings. The 2014-15 Artists in Schools program will provide funding for 119 arts organizations to help bring instruction in music, theater, dance, visual arts, and other art forms to children statewide during the school year.
“Arts education leads to higher graduation rates, increased creativity, and greater aspirations,” said Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council. “Through our Artist in Schools program, the California Arts Council strives to improve K-12 education for thousands of our state's young people – many of whom might not have access to arts education without the high-quality teaching artist residencies made possible by these grants.”
ShadowLight is among the organizations that will receive funding to bring professional teaching artists for in-school and after-school programs. These arts education experiences will provide a creative space and learning environment where K-12 students will be able to foster their own creativity and work together as innovative thinkers. The total amount awarded through the 2014-15 Artists in Schools program is $1,055,688.
Funding for this program comes in part from the sale of the Arts Plate, the iconic license plate with a sunset and palm tree motif designed by California artist Wayne Thiebaud. The Arts Plate generates approximately $3 million per year for arts programs benefiting children and communities throughout California. More information is available at http://www.artsplate.org/.
ShadowLight had a wonderful time meeting artists, educators, and fellow arts providers at the 2014 SF Arts Education Resource Fair.
A big thank you to everyone that stopped by our table and to @APASF @SFAC and the Asian Art Museum for sponsoring & hosting this event!
(Pictured: Leonidas Kassapides, Teaching Artist)
ShadowLight Productions' teaching artist, Leonidas Kassapides, was delighted to have the opportunity to perform the Greek Shadow Play, Metamorphosis of Karaghiozis, at Jose Ortega Elementary this past May. Here are a few performance photos. #shadowtheater
Teaching Artist Team and the Education & Outreach Director, Andrea Rodriguez Chamberlin