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The Red Thread of The Arts at CLC

Below is a “Slide Share” from last week’s Cafe Cornerstone titled “The Red Thread of Arts at CLC” during which we explored the integrated nature of the arts throughout the learning environment from pre-k through 8th grade. (Editor’s note: Some videos were embedded in the presentation that could not be uploaded to slide share. I […]

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5th graders weaving by jana

Conversation with Award-Winning Art Teacher, Jana Kiwala

How long have you been teaching at CLC? This August I began my 21st year teaching children art and my 8th year teaching at CLC. What made you want to become an art teacher?  A love of art, an inspiring high school art teacher, a passion for trying new things, an unending stream of creative project […]

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Middle School Percussion: Hidden Treasure

Here is a recording of the middle school percussion ensemble’s final performance of the year, Hidden Treasure. Enjoy. wmd – hidden treasure

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Letter of Thanks from Alzheimer's Project

Letter of Thanks from Alzheimer’s Project

This letter has been reprinted with permission. Dear Patty, I thought I would write and express my personal gratitude to you, your school and in particular, the children who come every now and then to sing, dance and brighten the lives of so many people. It seems like such a short time ago when you first […]

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Finding Meaning in Art

Finding Meaning in Art

By Jana Kiwala, Art Teacher “One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’” Rachel Carson In this way, first grade viewed a print of The Thinker by sculptor Auguste Rodin. They described what they saw. […]

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