Green Art Labs President’s Day Camp – Create with reusable materials.
Friday 2/17 and Monday 2/20, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ages 5+. $60 per day. 16 students max. 8:1 student to teacher ratio
Create with reusable materials while you learn how to cool the planet in this time of climate change. Campers will have ample opportunities to create while also spending time outside in nature. Possibilities include free creating with reusable materials, painting in the painting room, nature art, theater, music and movement. Daily outings in the neighborhood. STEAM Concepts, Collaborating, Creative Thinking, Problem Solving.
McKinley’s CRAVE Artists are on display!
Visit our very own Santos Coffee House on 32nd and Thorn and check out the fun monster art created by some of our very talented first graders! Grab a cup of coffee or a delicious treat and be sure to tell them thank you for showing off the beautiful work done by our talented kids.
The CRAVE Student Art Show will be held on June 3, 2017 from 3pm-7pm at the fabulous Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan. It was such a fun beautiful venue last year, and we are excited and grateful to be welcomed back again this year! All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Our students have been working very hard on their art this year and are looking forward to showing off their creative talents at their art show. We look forward to seeing everyone come out and celebrate these awesome artists!
Please join us for the McKinley Music Winter Concert featuring 4th and 5th grade Band, Choir, and String Orchestra.
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
McKinley ES Auditorium
Performers must arrive at 6:00 pm
The concert starts at 6:30 pm
Student performers must dress appropriately:
Girls: Conservative black or white dresses, black dress pants or skirts with white top.
Boys: Black dress pants and white dress or polo shirt.
Shoes should be black if possible.
Please bring music stands if available.
(There will be a music assembly earlier in the day at 2:00 pm.)
Calling all of Santa’s creative elves!
Santa’s Workshop – Saturday, Dec 10, 10:00-12:00 noon
3201 Thorn St. 92104
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 206-6613, www.greenartlabs.com or check out this flyer.
Sign up here: https://www.payit2.com/event/88960
Make hand-made gifts, decorations, cards, and wrappings – all with reusable materials. Only $20 per person, which includes all supplies. Create together as a family – all children under 13 are free with paying adult. Drop off ok for kids ages 5+, $20 per child.
Sewing with reusable fabric and burlap
Creative ornament and decoration making
Hand-painted wrapping paper
Hand-made cards and tags
Endless possibilities with materials such as:
Fabric and burlap
Paint, markers, glue guns, oil pastels
And so much more!
The CRAVE (CReative Arts Volunteer Enrichment) program started last year at McKinley and brings visual art into each classroom every month. Click here to see a video of last Spring’s amazing art show.
See the attached newsletter for more CRAVE information and how parents can help.
Crave Program Director
Children will express their creativity and have fun experimenting in the Green Art Lab with artist, Joan Green. Each week we’ll offer a different palette of reusable materials – clean and safe items saved from the landfill and turned into amazing one-of-a-kind creations such as inventions, games, vehicles, instruments, sculptures and dioramas. Students will work individually and collaboratively. Through art making they will find their inventor, engineer, designer, artist, and environmentalist self! This class encourages problem solving, social-emotional opportunities, creative thinking, fine motor skills, and more with STEAM concepts. Ages 5 and up. Small ratio of 8 students per teacher.
Expressive Arts SD
3201 Thorn St., SD 92014
We can walk kids over to the class from McKinley for an additional fee.
While you’re at the Old House Fair in South Park this Saturday, swing by and visit the CRAVE art tent near Buona Forchetta! There will be crafting for the kids and fabulous student art on display.
If you are available to volunteer to work at the CRAVE tent during the day, contact Ashley Bruce @ email@example.com
The first ever McKinley Elementary CRAVE Art Show is this Saturday, June 4, 3-7pm at the Bread & Salt community center in Barrio Logan.
Please sign up to help! There is a lot to do: morning set-up, evening clean-up, meet & greet, bake sale, craft tables and donations. Let’s make this happen for the kids! Thank you!
1. Click this link for the CRAVE Art Show page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/5RpcRM
2. Enter your email address. You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot.
3. Sign up! Choose your spots. VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and follow-up reminders.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Pauline Trevino firstname.lastname@example.org and she can sign you up manually.
Joan Green at Green Art Labs has been doing fantastic garden art with our McKinley kindergartners. Check out her upcoming classes and camps for all your kids here: Green Art Labs
Also, check out an update on all the great projects that happened at the last Green Day: Green Day Update!
McKinley’s 1st Annual CRAVE Art Show
Saturday, June 4th from 3-7 pm at Bread and Salt!
All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend this FREE event!
All preschool through 5th grade students will have their artwork on display at the show! Please join us in celebrating their hard work and creativity. We will have an opportunity drawing, activities and entertainment for the family!
Food and other items will before sale at the event. The amazing folks at Buona Forchetta will have pizza available. All proceeds will go toward the CRAVE 2016-17 Art Program!
Questions? Email Ashley Bruce at: email@example.com If you would like to volunteer for this event please sign up here.
A note from Ms. Ashley Bruce, CRAVE Program Director:
For the past 7 months, all preschool through 5th grade students have been taking part in art lessons being taught in their classrooms once a month, though the CRAVE Art Program. This is a new art program we started this year at McKinley and hope to continue for many years to come. The kids have enjoyed it so much and I have truly been blessed to teach along side many of our parent and grandparent volunteers, along with the support of our teachers and staff this year. CRAVE stands for CReative Arts Volunteer Enrichment, and it truly is a volunteer-run program that enriches the lives of these students, and is only possible with the support of all of these amazing people.
Many of these art lessons have been tailored specifically to our schools IB program. It enforces the core themes of the IB program along with teaching the fundamentals of art, art history, and so much more. Art isn’t always easy, but it does teach us many great life lessons. These students have had to be risk-takers, problem solvers, open-minded, thinkers, and that’s just the beginning. It has been a joy for me to walk across campus at any given time and have a student come running up to ask me when their next art class is, or when the big art show is so they can tell their parents or grandparents.
A note for the student artists:
Now let’s have some more fun!
Come visit our booth help create our art project at The North Park Festival of the Arts! We will be at the Kids Art Block on Grim Street at North Park Way from 10-5 on May 21 (a week from Saturday). If you would like to help with the booth and get a chance to hang out with the amazing Will Dumka, you can sign up here: Arts Signup
Third graders had the opportunity to study Wyland’s art this year in their CRAVE art class and painted their own paintings inspired by him. Here’s your chance to meet the amazing artist who has painted over 100 life size whaling walls around the globe! THIS Sunday, May 15th, from 1-4 he will be at his gallery at Seaport Village. This is a great opportunity to meet him and encourage our students to learn from him and his statement in his art. Wyland Gallery