Bookmaking, Printmaking, and Photo Montage Transfer

Bayside Elementary Art Teacher: Danielle Denton
MLK Academy Art Teacher: Danielle Denton
Artists Teaching Art: Mark Lindsay and Susan Wolff
Common Core Subject: Science, Digital Art
Fifth Grade



Altered Books Project; Theme "This is ME!" 

Bayside, MLK, Jr. Classroom Teacher: Ellen Franz
Artists Teaching Art: Virginia Simpson-Magruder
Common Core Subject: Language Arts  
Sixth, Seventh, Eighth Grades

The objective of an altered book is to not only transform an existing book into a creative work of art but this process also affords us the opportunity to explore the "stories within" as one would explore the stories in a book.

"During the sessions Virginia spent with our class, students were engaged and persistent...I saw the level of engagement grow over the course of the five sessions, noticing a shift in something as seemingly subtle as the sound level between the first and last class." - Classroom Teacher: Ellen Franz


Mandala Project: a collaboration between Bayside, Marin Luther King Academy and the Marin Horizon School 5th, 6th 7th grade students

Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Classroom Teacher: Susan Cassidy
Marin Horizon School Classroom Teacher: Stevie Lee
Artists Teaching Art: Julia Weaver
Common Core Subject: Language Arts and Science
Fifth, Sixth, Seventh Grades

"The word "mandala" is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean "circle," a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself--a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds."
Mandala Project

"Manifesting unique Mandalas (Hands on over 5 week period) Utilizing meditation, sensory awareness, energy centers (chakras) and relaxation techniques with the power of intention / power of sound. Using guided imagery for personal and interpersonal well–being for body/mind. Introduction to perceiving and revealing LIGHT/ ENERGY practices, drawing a scale of light using white pencil on black paper. Personal Mandala with Intention for: Environment, Diversity, Social Justice, Global Issues, Peace. Draw a Mandala on black paper with white pencils and we will use the scale of RAINBOW light by adding color to black/ white Mandala. We will use our non-dominant handwriting to dialogue with sub-personalities, to assist with inner conflicts and deepen positive self-regard and finish with writing a poem about our Mandalas. Julia Weaver Mandala artist and ATA Artist Teacher.