ABOUT THE WEST SIDE ART PROGRAM

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The West Side Art Program is  a year-long series of high quality, dynamic arts projects for all students at West Side School. Projects introduce a broad range of art practices that directly relate to the class curriculum, with particular focus on collaboration, innovation, and joy. 
 
Lead artist Jessica Martin and invited guest artists focus on process rather than product, giving students the opportunity to create through experimentation and develop a positive, confident relationship with the arts as tools for learning and self expression throughout life.

We have also created the Arts Equity Team to bring more arts projects that are relevant to all cultures and backgrounds represented at our school and in our community.  Join us!

ABOUT MS. JESSICA

Jessica Martin has worked as a professional artist, curator and educator for over 20 years, with degrees in Anthropology and Studio Art from Vassar College, and a masters in curating from California College of the Arts.  She is co-founder of the local artist group, 428Collective, and recently co-founded a new contemporary art initiative called Roving Venue

For more information about her artwork, go to www.jessicamartinart.com

email Ms. Jessica:  jmartin@westsideusd.org

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GUEST ARTISTS

The Imaginists (theater)

Tobias  Sparks (marimba)

Levi Miller (drawing and electronic music)

Asherah Weiss (interactive art)

Oliver Chin (comic books and publishing)

Todd Reed (ceramics)

Ann Weber (visual art)

Jake Messing (murals)

Alice Sutro (drawing)

Flora Skivington (film)

Sandra Novia (visual art)

Joe Szuecs (sound and musical instrument making)

AND MANY MORE!

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Our arts programming is supported by a matching grant from Felta Education Foundation and a grant from CAC.  This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.

Research for arts integration and equity at our school has been made possible through a grant from Creative Sonoma.