Friday, February 27, 2009

Freddy's Large-Scale Paintings

Freddy has been working on large-scale paintings in preparation to the art show. He loves his new staff person Sarah for setting him up with the materials and colors he needs to make his work!

Eat Your Heart Out Jackson Pollock

Today Stanley utilized his throwing skills to create a large abstract expressionist painting. Video to follow next week. Title courtesy of Bonnie Squires.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Our OVR helper Lizzie created this monotype of a house.

Craypas Resist

Charles did this beautiful cray pas resist piece of a row of smiling people.

Dwayne Boone

Dwayne Boone has made a number of paintings while working here at the Cultural Arts Center. Many of them will be framed and for sale at the art exhibition reception on March 12th. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stamps with Tonya

Tonya worked on these beautiful stamp paintings with her group today. In photos: Hector, Samual and Floyd.

Sandra's Books

Sandra loves writing lists in her books and she will typically fill a pad of paper and a composion book in one day. Featured in the photo above is a list of different types of furniture.

Friday, February 13, 2009

George's portrait

George created this beautiful portrait of Martin Luther King for the Art Show.

Accordion Books

These beautiful craypas resist pieces will be folded into accordion books and bound in decorative Japanese papers. In photos: Diana, Sandy, Charlene and Hector.

Dwayne Boone

The Cultural Arts Center has a new guest artist, Dwayne Boone, working on some pieces for the Art Show on March 12th.


Kim set up a volleyball court for some exercise after morning circle.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Jumping rope

We have been getting some great exercise by jumping rope at the Cultural Arts Center. In photos: Jason, George and Lateeda.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Theater with Jerry

Thursday is theater day at the Cultural Arts Center. Jerry Perna comes every week to work with us on acting exercises and story development. Save the date for our performance on April 30th at 11:00 am in the CUltural Arts Center.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


The Cultural Arts Center had a small group making ceramics on this snowy Wednesday. We made tiles and cups, stamping interesting shapes and textures to create patterns. In photos: Jason, Joyce, Sereeta, Peter, Natalie, Kay, Sarah, and tiles by Joyce and Ronald.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Exquisite Corpse Monsters

Today we made exquisite corpse monsters in the tradition of Dadaists. Sarah's group made individual segments of body parts and connected them together to make these imaginative characters. In photos: Sarah assembling the pieces, Michael painting his segment, Harvey the six-legged iguana, Stan the merman, and Bob the eleven pawed Dogfish.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Chinese Scrolls

Today we worked on ink scrolls and paintings with Eph and Kay. In photos: Joyce working on her scroll, Rasheed, Silmarie and Silvia working on some paintings.