Arts In Your Classroom 2017
Mar
4
9:00 am09:00

Arts In Your Classroom 2017

  • Montalvo Arts Center

Don't miss Montalvo’s 15th annual Arts In Your Classroom conference! This year’s theme is "Art as Activism: Deconstructing Education to Build a Better Future," examining de-constructivism and constructivist theories, community trauma, and humanizing education.

**A morning and afternoon session are offered for each workshop. You will be asked to register for one AM workshop and one PM workshop. **

For more information, visit http://montalvoarts.org/events/aiyc_2017/

FOREVER YOUNG: BUSD Young Artists Exhibition
Mar
11
Apr 9

FOREVER YOUNG: BUSD Young Artists Exhibition

  • Berkeley Art Center

As part of their 50th Anniversary year, Berkeley Art Center will honor and celebrate the students of Berkeley elementary and middle school students through an exhibition of juried works selected by BUSD art teachers. In conjunction with Art IS Education Month, the exhibit will increase public awareness, ownership, and interest in the importance of art in our schools.

The exhibition features the work of students from Berkeley Art Magnet, Cragmont Elementary, Emerson Elementary, John Muir Elementary, LeConte Elementary, Malcolm X Elementary, Oxford Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Thousand Oaks Elementary, Washington Elementary, Longfellow Middle School, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Willard Middle School.

Sponsored by Josh Oliver & Azar Zavvar. Media partner: Bay Area Parent

For more information, visit http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/#/exhibitions2017/

Youth Action/Youth Voice
Mar
14
5:30 pm17:30

Youth Action/Youth Voice

  • Alameda County Office of Education

Student Artist Talks, Catered Dinner & ACOE Board Presentations

Please Join us for a reception to celebrate the art and youth artists behind the three dynamic exhibitions of student artwork currently on view ACOE, including One School, a mural from the Arts & Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School. My Story My Flag from Oakland International High School and, Middle School Reflections, self-portraits by students from Roots International Academy. Together these three dynamic exhibitions elevate student voice through the generative power of art to cultivate solidarity, collaboration, and hope for a better future.

Family Day: FOREVER YOUNG: BUSD Young Artists Exhibition
Mar
19
1:00 pm13:00

Family Day: FOREVER YOUNG: BUSD Young Artists Exhibition

  • Berkeley Art Center

FAMILY DAY
Sunday, March 19, 1 - 4 pm
A day of community, music and art making. Art Activities: Pinch pots with artist Holly Coley; Hand-lettering workshop with Leila Singleton; and Flag making with Reenie Charriere. Berkeley High School Jazz Association will perform at 3:00 pm followed by cupcakes and a “clothesline art show”.

Sponsored by Josh Oliver & Azar Zavvar. Media partner: Bay Area Parent

For more information, visit http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/#/exhibitions2017/

Art Fest
Mar
25
11:00 am11:00

Art Fest

  • Arts for Oakland Kids

Oakland students, families and friends are invited to participate in AOK's 3rd annual Art Fest at World Achieve Academy in Oakland on March 25 from 11am-2pm.

The event will feature fun hands-on art projects designed by local artists. Come sculpt with clay, paint a mural, create a colorful kaleidoscope and more!

Safeway Foundation is underwriting the event and will provide healthy snacks and drinks. 

For more information, visit http://www.artsforoaklandkids.org/news/aoks-art-fest-2017/

Prescott Circus Theatre Presents, Ubuntu, 2017 Spring Showcase
Mar
25
12:30 pm12:30

Prescott Circus Theatre Presents, Ubuntu, 2017 Spring Showcase

  • Oakland Technical High School, School Auditorium

The Prescott Circus Theatre, now in its 33rd year, will present their annual Student Showcase on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Oakland Technical High School. As many as 100 talented Oakland youth will demonstrate their skills in two free shows at 11:00am and 1:30pm. The 3rd-8th grade students will perform juggling, stilting, acrobatics, unicycle, hambone body percussion, hip-hop dance, and balancing acts. Performances will feature students from PCT’s after school programs at Prescott, Esperanza, Lafayette,Manzanita SEED/Community, Parker, Korematsu Discovery Academy, Piedmont Avenue Elementary Schools and Westlake Middle School. For the third year, Prescott Circus students will again collaborate with the Oakland Spirit Orchestra (OSO). OSO is a youth orchestra featuring elementary and middle school students from five West Oakland public schools. Shows are free to the public, and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.prescottcircus.org or email info@prescottcircus.org.

This year’s show is titled Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term and philosophy that can be summed up as “I am what I am because of who we all are.” (Desmond Tutu). It is a way of looking at the world that ”considers the success of the group above that of the individual.” (Stephen Lundin).


The show’s name emerged from a meeting between the directors of the respective programs and this year’s Showcase director, Tristan Cunningham. “Ubuntu Spirit is the name of a new song we perform in collaboration with Valerie Troutt, a critically acclaimed singer songwriter (Embodiment Project, MoonCandy),” shares Alison Streich of the Oakland Spirit Orchestra, “The song is about kindness - such an important value for us to practice and promote right now.”


“Circus arts performance embodies the spirit of Ubuntu, where we honor, celebrate, and rely on one another's strengths, talents, and unique gifts for our own participation something greater than ourselves,” David Hunt, Prescott Circus Theatre.
Valerie Troutt will be singing her original song, Ubuntu Spirit, with the Oakland Spirit Orchestra as part of this very special production. 

For more information, visit http://www.prescottcircus.org/

Prescott Circus Theatre Presents, Ubuntu, 2017 Spring Showcase
Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

Prescott Circus Theatre Presents, Ubuntu, 2017 Spring Showcase

  • Oakland Technical High School, School Auditorium

The Prescott Circus Theatre, now in its 33rd year, will present their annual Student Showcase on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Oakland Technical High School. As many as 100 talented Oakland youth will demonstrate their skills in two free shows at 11:00am and 1:30pm. The 3rd-8th grade students will perform juggling, stilting, acrobatics, unicycle, hambone body percussion, hip-hop dance, and balancing acts. Performances will feature students from PCT’s after school programs at Prescott, Esperanza, Lafayette,Manzanita SEED/Community, Parker, Korematsu Discovery Academy, Piedmont Avenue Elementary Schools and Westlake Middle School. For the third year, Prescott Circus students will again collaborate with the Oakland Spirit Orchestra (OSO). OSO is a youth orchestra featuring elementary and middle school students from five West Oakland public schools. Shows are free to the public, and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.prescottcircus.org or email info@prescottcircus.org.

This year’s show is titled Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term and philosophy that can be summed up as “I am what I am because of who we all are.” (Desmond Tutu). It is a way of looking at the world that ”considers the success of the group above that of the individual.” (Stephen Lundin).


The show’s name emerged from a meeting between the directors of the respective programs and this year’s Showcase director, Tristan Cunningham. “Ubuntu Spirit is the name of a new song we perform in collaboration with Valerie Troutt, a critically acclaimed singer songwriter (Embodiment Project, MoonCandy),” shares Alison Streich of the Oakland Spirit Orchestra, “The song is about kindness - such an important value for us to practice and promote right now.”


“Circus arts performance embodies the spirit of Ubuntu, where we honor, celebrate, and rely on one another's strengths, talents, and unique gifts for our own participation something greater than ourselves,” David Hunt, Prescott Circus Theatre.
Valerie Troutt will be singing her original song, Ubuntu Spirit, with the Oakland Spirit Orchestra as part of this very special production. 

For more information, visit http://www.prescottcircus.org/

Fiber and Dye Family Day
Apr
11
11:00 am11:00

Fiber and Dye Family Day

  • UC Botanical Garden

Come explore the wonderful world of plant-based fibers & dyes. There will be weaving demonstrations by the Golden Gate Weaving Guild, paper-making activities and natural dye sampling! Explore our exhibit and join us for this free hands-on family day for children and adults of all ages.

For more information, visit http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/bot.html?event_ID=106579&date=2017-03-11&filter=Event%20Type&filtersel

AXIS Dance Company 2017 Summer Intensive
Aug
7
9:00 am09:00

AXIS Dance Company 2017 Summer Intensive

  • AXIS Dance Company

The following 3 modules will be explored throughout the week and dance artists can register for 1, 2 or all 3 modules (discounts available for enrolling in multiple modules):

Module 1: Improvisation and Site Specific Work | August 7-9, 2017
Artistic Director Marc Brew and AXIS Dancers will lead students daily through improvisation scores and structured improvisation to develop partnering and listening skills in a trusting and safe environment.

Module 2: Choreography and Performance | August 10-12, 2017
Each day, Choreography and Performance students will begin with a technique class learning material and dance sequences to develop technique, memory, coordination and movement qualities and dynamics. Students will use these skills to develop their own choreographic interests, investigate their own practice, and gain insight into the tasks and skills used to devise the work in the company’s current repertoire.

Module 3: Teacher Training for Dancers, Professionals, and Educators | August 14-16, 2017
Our teacher-training course is designed for teachers of dance and experienced artists interested in developing their teaching skills in leading integrated dance in an inclusive and supportive environment.

TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS
One Module - $300
Two Modules - $525
Three Modules - $750
(Scholarships available)

DEADLINES & APPLICATION
Deadline for applications Friday, May 5th.
Acceptance letters sent in late May. 

For more information, visit http://www.axisdance.org/summer-intensive/


Barbara Mettler Studios: Group Dance Improvisation
Feb
14
Feb 19

Barbara Mettler Studios: Group Dance Improvisation

  • Aquatic Park Studio (Luna Dance Studio)

Dance Education Pioneer, Barbara Mettler (1907-2002) explored the roots of movement expression and is especially known for developing principles of group dance improvisation. Explore sensing movement impulse, organic form, group body movement, and the unity of sound & movement. Led by Griff Goehring; dance faculty at Hampshire College. No prerequisite.

For more information, visit http://portal.lunadanceinstitute.org/product/spring-guest-workshop-barbara-mettler-studios-group-dance-improvisation/