Every Tuesday at Lafayette Elementary, have fun exploring math, physics and engineering….what?!
Origami is a creative, fun way for kids ages 7-12 to learn core principles of math while creating art.
Each day will focus on a new pattern including some of the these fun projects: flowers, rockets, paper airplanes, hats and other wearable paper pieces. As skills advance, more complex patterns, such as castles can be built. Kids will have guidance while making something of their own choosing.
Winter Quarter Classes will be at Lafayette Elementary is from 3:45-5:15 every Tuesday.
Registration is done through the Lafayette Elementary PTA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there are spaces left!
#Artpocalypse @Mind Unwind December 2012 Installation by Karah Pino
I began this piece with the idea that our better nature, the nature of humanity in harmony with the natural world, is just a decision away. All we have to do is reach for the truth in ourselves.
Artwalk December 13th, 2012 at Mind Unwind Gallery in West Seattle. “Artpocalypse” happening all day December 21st, 2012
Mixed Media “Chime”delier
Vellum Origami Folded Angels
Oil Paint on Industrial Scrap Plastic sheets
Indian Brass Bells
Installation Photo Gallery:
Reaching for the Better Angels of our Nature – #Artpocalypse December 2012 Final Installation by Karah Pino
Each angel with bell and blessing $120.
$20 to the artist and $100 to the Mind Unwind Foundation bringing vital Creative Arts programs into local schools and Community Centers in partnership with other local Creative Arts programs. The Creative Arts are the foundation of natural learning and critical thinking, building the capacity for developing life skills including math and science .
Finally, summer in the PNW! What a glorious place to be! Hearing from friends and family in other parts of the country, I am reminded how blessed we are to have so much rain and mild weather. I wish we could share! Please hold in your hearts a moment of compassion for our distant neighbors and relatives who are struggling with wildfires, heat waves and drought. Breathe deep and release….
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Movement and Mindfulness A class to deepen your experience of meditation and answer the question:
I have structured my meditation courses to be a very basic introduction to the physiology and practical experience of meditation. I find that when beginning meditation, studying history and theory tends to over stimulate the mind. There is time during breaks or after class for any questions that arise.
Join Mind Unwind this July for a day or all three weeks of our Mini Art Camp. Camp runs from
Monday – Thursday
July 9th – 26th
For 3 weeks Mondays through Thursdays, kids will be encouraged to use their creative imaginations through active, hands-on art. Each project will incorporate creative time paired with outdoor activities. Permission slips will be handed out for field trips to Hiawatha (via walking) and Alki Beach (via bus).
Registration is now open. You can pay per day ($45), for a week unlimited ($150) or all three weeks unlimited ($250). Space is limited, so register early!
Mondays: focused on drawing techniques, rapid visualization, pressure and cartooning
Tuesdays: we are hands-on cooking. From cookie pops to pasta and pizza making.
Wednesdays: kids will be doing origami and paper arts. We will make flowers and spinning air floaters, paper airplanes that spin, spiral and flip, along with paper hats and jewelry to wear on sunny days!
Thursdays: Mandala Jewelry. Mandala, sanskrit for Circle, is a fun meditation on plants, animals and geometric shapes! Color your own Mandalas and turn them into shrinky-dink pendants, earrings or bracelets.
A one day, three hour introduction designed to deepen your experience of meditation and answer the question:
What is meditation?
As Modern Research has shown, there are many physiological, mental and emotional benefits to meditating. This 3 hour intensive will introduce you to 16 techniques from different traditions so that you can discover for yourself which kind of meditation is best suited to you. These techniques fall into the four basic categories of meditation: Moving Meditation, Sound Meditation, Visualization and Mindfulness. Handbook and Guided Meditation Downloads supplied.