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More Fun in the Gallery

Our second class from Miss Nicky’s Preschool joined Mentor Artists Suzanne Joyal and Miko Lee at YIA Gallery this past Friday to see our exhibit “Without Words” and to explore about how we can share our feelings and imaginations through art forms from theater and dance/movement to visual arts.

The students visited the YIA Studio to help us continue creating a mural inspired by a quote from writer Bret Harte: “A bird in the hand is a certainty, but a bird in the bush may sing.” They learned color-mixing techniques in order to work on leaves and twigs for the mural and also used some interesting art materials (including bubble wrap!) to help create a blue sky background.

Click here to read about the Butterfly Class, who visited us from Miss Nicky’s in July.

Want to work on this mural? Join usĀ for 2nd Fridays Art Walk on Friday, August 8 from 5-8 p.m. We will be continuing the project. Bring the whole family to create art with us! Click here for info.

Volunteer photographer Ron Greene took some shots of the students in the Gallery and Studio–look at all that great exploring, color mixing and painting!

The mural will eventually be shared as public art through our “Creative San Rafael” partnership with the City of San Rafael and other local arts organizations and downtown businesses. Click here to learn more about “Creative San Rafael”.

To schedule a Free Gallery Visit with hands on for your school group get more info here. Please note that summer time hours are variable and visitors must arrange an appointment.

Thanks to the California Arts Council “Creative California Communities” program, Marin Community Foundation and the City of San Rafael for supporting this work.

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