Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pals for Life

Yesterday we were so happy to have Pals for Life come visit us. We got to meet Taffy the rabbit, Grace the retriever, and a black and white kitten. In photos: Kelvin, Jason, Sarah, Emilia all petting Grace, Kay and Hector, Mike, Taffy the rabbit and Charles, the kitten Kashi, David, and Mike S.

Pals for life is a wonderful non-profit organization that provides animal companion visitation and humane education programs. For more information about their program please see their website at

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Chinese Dragon Construction

We are making a giant Chinese Dragon in art class with Eph for our Humanities program. In photos: David, Sam, Danny, Mike, George, and Christina.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Building a Time Machine

Yesterday we built a time machine out of found objects so Murph could meet Elvis Presley. In photos: volunteer Brandon Joyce, Shawn, Freddy, Murph and Mike.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mexican Fiesta

We ended our month of studying Mexico with a bang today. Emilia worked on a homemade paper mache pinata filled with lollipops and Sarah made everyone virgin strawberry margaritas. Next month's country: China.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jewelry Workshop

Jewelry artist Jessica Kahle came in and gave a fabulous workshop in copper pin-making and creative beading projects yesterday. In photos: Charles, Tyree, James, Kay, Jessica Kahle with the group, Jason and Monica.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

National Constitution Center

Today we visited the National Consitution Center in downtown Philadelphia. We learned about the history of our country, used voting machines and even got to experience what it's like to be inaugurated. In photos: Emilia, Hector, Daniel, Stanley and George.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mural Arts Community Paint Day

This Saturday we hosted a Mural Arts Community Paint Day. Around 40 people helped paint three panels of "This We Believe," which will be on view at 30th Street Station and Market-East Station later this summer. There will be a final dedication in late Spetember. For more information see the Mural Arts website. In photos: Sarah, Lateeda, Jeffrey, Shalaine, Ms. Elizabeth and Christina.

Monday, July 6, 2009


We've been working hard on handbuilding and tile-making in the Wednesday ceramics class with Brenda. In photos: George works on a Greek influenced piece, Mike uses organic impressions in clay, Myron and James enjoy flattening clay slabs, and Rasheed rolls out two hunks at a time!