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2 days ago

San Miguel Program
“What does transformation mean?” asked artist educator Imogene Drummond when introducing Art Sparks’ fifth session to San Miguel Academy’s fifth graders recently. Students enthusiastically responded with astute comments that transformation means ‘changing from one thing to something else.’ They then discussed examples in nature, including from a tadpole to a frog; in people, including themselves when they lost and gained teeth; and in situations, such finding a neighbor’s lost cat.The class then explored when they have personally transformed a difficult situation and made it better. Imogene shared that transformation is doable, and that when they transform a situation and make it better, they are heroes. She clarified that we can each be a hero in our own lives.After some lively brainstorming exercises to think about ways students can transform small situations, and a guided meditation to help them tap into their ideas; they created images of a difficult—real or imaginary—situation. Students then added themselves to their paintings to make the situation better. In this activity, children envisioned and experienced in an embodied way that they can have power in their own lives. Some created story-like scenarios, while others created symbolic or abstract vignettes.Brandon painted a bold image of an area hit by a meteor. He added himself to depict helping rescue people harmed by the catastrophe.Leilany painted an allegorical image of a storm, signifying “bad,” approaching her near a mountain that signified “good.” She then added a ladder so that she could climb up the mountain and be safe from, and weaken, the storm!As Dariel wants to find a cure for cancer, he created an image symbolizing cancer being the problem and its cure being the solution. Thiago painted an image of the Titanic in which he added additional lifeboats to prevent half the passengers from dying.#artsparks#artseducation#STEAMeducation#learnbydoing#sanmiguelacademy See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

San Miguel Program
Photography workshop: Marikay Satriano, Director of the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center was at SMA yesterday with classic car collector Owen Clarke. Marikay brought her 1956 Packard and Owen his 2002 Thunderbird. Students learned about the cars and had the opportunity to practice photography skills in preparation for the upcoming Michael Maluchnik Photography Seminar at the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center. Guided by experienced photographers, students will learn the fundamentals of photography by photographing cars in the Malcolm Pray Collection as well as some classic Lincolns provided by the Lincoln Continental Owners Club, the oldest and only club for Lincoln enthusiasts. Owen Clarke helps publish the the organization’s bi-annual publication, Lincoln and Continental Comments Magazine, and included photographs by San Miguel students in a recent edition. Thank you to Marikay Satryano and Owen Clarke for sharing their beautiful cars and spending the morning with us at San Miguel Academy. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center and appreciate the unique, hands-on programs it brings our students!#sanmiguelacademy#photography#carphotography#defyingtheodds#breakingthecycleofpoverty#opportunitythrougheducation #malcolmprayachievementcenter #classiccars #packards #fordthunderbird See MoreSee Less
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