The Matthew Turner Shipyard Mural Project, a collaboration between Willow Creek Academy and Educational Tall Ship of SF Bay.

Marin Horizon School Classroom Teachers: Greson Torchio, 
Mark Sherburne
Artists Teaching Art: Damon Guthrie
Educational Tall Ship Coordinator: Kim Kouri, Sam Schow
Common Core Subjects: Math, Science, History

Sixth Grade

Marin Horizon School (MHS) 6th grade students, Artist Teaching Art (ATA) and Educational Tall Ship (ETS) collaborate to create two 4’x4’ outdoor murals depicting the Ship Yard and Tall Ship sailing activities. Artists Teaching Art, artist teacher Daemon Guthrie along with classroom teachers Greson Torchio and Mark Sherburne created an in residence art project addressing the core subject of 6th grade math using ratios to create the Marin Horizon School / Educational Tall Ship mural. During the project the MHS students were invited to visit the ETS ship yard to do observational drawings. The students then collaborated and painted  two murals depicting 1) “The construction of the Tall Ship Mathew Turner inside the Ship Yard” 2) “A Tall Ship Experience on the San Francisco Bay.” Be sure to visit the Educational Tall Ship site to view the murals.


Mandala Project: a collaboration between Bayside, Marin Luther King, Jr. Academy and The Marin Horizon School

Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Classroom Teacher: Susan Cassidy
Marin Horizon School, Classroom Teacher: Stevie Lee
Artist Teaching Art: Julia Weaver
Common Core Subjects: 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.