May 9, 2018
Location: Urban Promise Academy, Crystal Barr’s classroom (Art and STEAM Maker- Space)
Teachers Present: Donna Salonga (Skyline), Lauren Litwin (Skyline), Jamie Treacy (Skyline), Deborah Gordon (OUSD), Roxanne Padgett (MOCHA), Vanessa Guererro (Oakland High), Amber
Theme: Open Studio with Critique Discussion
Teaching artists all brought one of their own artworks to work on in community. We opened the VATN meeting by sharing our current projects (then concepts behind them, the materials used, etc).
Jamie: acrylic painting
Crystal: laser-cutter artwork
Donna: glazing ceramic
Deborah: book illustration
Vanessa: t-shirt project, based on the documentary “The Life of a T-Shirt.” Block printed patterns on a t-shirt.
Amber: Gelli printing plate
Each person works independently on their art project while sharing experiences from life and the classroom.
Critique (Last 15 minutes):
Crystal shares prompts for discussing and critiquing artwork that could be used in the classroom