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Feb
9
May 17

Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula-B

  • Luna Dance Institute

LUNA DANCE presents: Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula-B a Foundation Series Course. Tuesday evenings: 6pm-9pm, starting February 9th until May 17, 2016 held at our Berkeley Aquatic Park Studio. This course investigates the role of teacher in creating, implementing and sequencing standards based dance curricula. DIDC-B content includes choreographic tools, principles, and structures, constructivism, and critical pedagogy. Fee is $525; pre-requisite DIDC-A or Summer Institute (SI).

For more information and to register, contact Nia at nwomack-freeman@lunadanceinstitute.org, 510-883-1118.

Feb
13
2:30 pm14:30

Jazz Art Workshop

  • Richmond Art Center

Listen to acclaimed musicians and let their music inspire you to make art. This hands-on art-making event is perfect for everyone in your family to get in the groove and express themselves by drawing, painting and collaging. Materials are provided by the Art Center, but feel free to bring your own. All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP appreciated for groups larger than six by calling 510.620.6772

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Feb
18
Mar 18

Justice Now

  • KALA Art Institute

An exhibition of interdisciplinary/ arts integrated projects by students in the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High.

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Feb
20
9:30 am09:30

Art in the Garden: Drawing on the Run

  • UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Do you ever want to stop and sketch your views while you are traveling or visiting special places? Using pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil, we will go through some exercises to learn a few simple but effective techniques to record our experiences so we can enjoy them, or even work from them, later. Instructor, Karen LeGault is joyfully committed to visual poetry, light, transformation and healing, through paintings that bring energy and serenity into the world.

$45, $40 members

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Feb
21
1:00 pm13:00

Artist’s Talk: Clear Thoughts on Muddy Matter

  • Richmond Art Center

Nancy Servis and John Toki talk clay, Voulkos, Arneson, Frey. Many know these Bay Area artists, but how many know the in-depth story? Ceramic historian Nancy Servis and Bay Area clay leader John Toki present anew this diverse history through the creative work of fine potters, sculptors, and unconventional practitioners reflecting the region’s tradition of innovation and influence.

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Feb
27
1:00 pm13:00

See and Make Art Family Workshop

  • Richmond Art Center

Meet in the Madeline F. Whittlesey Room in the Richmond Public Library. Start with a story, continue with an art-making project, and then finish with a guided tour of the galleries at the Art Center. Free and open to kids of all ages!

Kids must be accompanied by an adult. For groups of 6 or more kids, please call us in advance at 510.620.6772. Otherwise, no registration is required.

This workshop takes place on the last Saturday of every month.

For more information, please visit our website

Feb
27
1:00 pm13:00

Dance Education Forum

  • Berkeley Aquatic Park Studio

Dance Education Forum presented by Luna Dance Institute on February 27, 2016 1-4 pm is a community roundtable bringing together artists and educators to discuss and share the promises and pitfalls of creating, developing and sustaining high quality dance education practices. This year’s theme: Artistic Practice asks: how does your dance-making self and dance-teaching self-interact for maximum creativity? This is a free event held at our Berkeley Aquatic Park Studio. All voices are welcome. For more information and to register, contact Nia at nwomack-freeman@lunadanceinstitute.org, 510-883-1118.

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Mar
10
1:00 pm13:00

Patterns in Nature: From the Architecture of Life Tour Series

  • 200 Centennial Drive

Look closely at nature – trees, leaves, cones, cacti, ferns, flowers, honeycomb, and more. Discover geometric shapes, angles, symmetry, and patterns, even fractals and Fibonacci numbers! Learn how nature’s mathematical designs and patterns are adaptations helping plants to survive.

Free with Garden Admission

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Mar
12
9:30 am09:30

Teacher Workshop: China at the Center

  • Asian Art Museum

$10, Pre-registration required

Visit the exhibition China at the Center: Rare Ricci and Verbiest World Maps and unpack how these maps document the meeting of diverse worldviews in the globalized 17th century. Then, create your own community map in collaboration with artist Lordy Rodriguez. Workshop includes a gallery tour, curriculum materials and a light breakfast. 

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Mar
19
11:00 am11:00

Fiber & Dye Family Day

  • UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

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! View a one of a kind display of plant fibers by Tamara Wilder of the Paleotechnics Institute. Join us for this free hands-on family day for children and adults of all ages.

Free with Garden Admission

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Apr
9
9:30 am09:30

Teacher Workshop: Pearls on a String

  • Asian Art Museum

$10, Pre-registration required

Trace the relationship among the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires during the 18th century through scholar presentations, model curriculum, and an exploration of the exhibition Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. Presented in partnership with theCenter for Middle East Studies (CMES) and the Office for Regional and Area Studies (ORIAS) at UC Berkeley.

Register here!


Feb
6
1:00 pm13:00

Neurological Foundations of Movement & Learning with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

  • Berkeley Aquatic Park Studio

Luna Dance Institute presents: Neurological Foundations of Movement & Learning facilitated by therapist and researcher Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. This half day workshop held at our Berkeley Aquatic Park Studio explores the 8 developmental patterns from pre-birth through age two and gives dance practitioners and parents a new lens into the body-mind connection. Saturday 2/6/16, 1:00-4:00 pm. Cost is $110. For more information and to register, contact Nia at nwomack-freeman@lunadanceinstitute.org, 510-883-1118.

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Feb
5
6:00 pm18:00

February First Friday

  • Oakland Asian Cultural Center

TGIF! OACC will host our fifth First Friday gathering on February 5th. Come out for a night of fun and creativity!

Our friends, Emeryville Taiko, will be offering FREE taiko lessons at 7pm and 8pm. Additionally, there will be workshops, an art exhibition, and fun activities like Chinese checkers, tangrams, origami, and more!

Please invite your friends - it will be a night full of fun and learning!

*All activities are FREE! Donations are greatly appreciated.

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Oakland Asian Cultural Center builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs that foster intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue, cultural identity, collaborations, and social justice.

OACC is conveniently located in Oakland Chinatown in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza (near Peony Restaurant). It is 3 blocks from the 12th Street / City Center BART Station. In addition to metered street parking, there is a $2/evening parking lot below for those who enter after 5pm on weeknights.

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