2019 DESTINATION Workshops
Destination Workshops are Kids & Art's signature workshops where we offer one of a kind experiences at creative venues for children with cancer and their care circles. We have been extremely fortunate to have had many incredible hosts in the past 10 years, including Pixar, Google, Crucible, Palo Alto Art Center, Pacific Art League, Public Glass, etc. Kids, young adults, and caregivers have the opportunity to explore art-making with professional artists in these unique settings, while they form connection and community with other families also facing the cancer journey.
This year of Destination Workshops will continue to bring families to various areas of the Bay to be immersed in art and the creative process. We hope you will join us!
INTERESTED IN BEING A VOLUNTEER OR HOST?
Would your employees like to volunteer with us? Are you a creative company that would like to host a workshop for us? There are several ways to get involved. Sign-up below as a volunteer or email us if you would like more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer & PARTICIPANT Signups for workshops
These workshops take place once a month at different creative venues. Registration link open three weeks before the workshop.
Jan 26th, Oliver Klink Workshop at PhotoCentral Gallery located at 1099 E Street, Hayward, CA 11am-1pm
We had an incredible start to 2019 at a workshop with photographer Oliver Klink exploring his current exhibit, Cultures in Transition, at PhotoCentral in Hayward. It was amazing to hear the stories behind many of his stunning black and white images of people and cultures throughout Asia. Participants engaged in dialogue about the subjects of Oliver's photos, as well as about the process of finding the right shot, capturing facial expressions, and catching the ideal light. Then, everyone had a chance to recreate poses and feelings of favorite images. Thank you, Oliver, Kate and Geir for hosting Kids & Art! We had a wonderful time.
Click here to see all the photos on Facebook!
Feb 24th - Destination Workshop at the deYoung Museum, SF, 2-4:30PM
What an incredible day at the deYoung Museum for our group at Kids & Art! It was exhilarating to be in the presence of so many great works of art, and the kids took inspiration as they created their own masterpieces. Led by docents Amy, Charlotte and Diane, our kids and families viewed various pieces of art connected by the theme of boats. What a joy to hear the ideas of these imaginative kids as the docents encouraged them to examine each piece with careful thought and consideration. After the tours, we headed to the 8th floor classrooms to create with deYoung Access Teaching Artist, Jennifer Ewing, and K&A artist ,Cecile Picard. Using recycled water bottles, coffee-dyed paper, sticks, feathers and an assortment of other supplies, everyone was invited to design their own Spirit Boat. As expected, the ideas and imagination of these young artists were boundless, resulting in stunning boats of every variety. Thank you tremendously to the deYoung Museum, to Karen and Sonia from the Access Programs, to Access Teaching Artist Jennifer Ewing, to Cecile Picard, and to docents Diane, Amy & Charlotte. Thank you to board members Teri and Rinat for joining us for the day and to K&A volunteers Kiran, Lauren and Mahek for making the day run smoothly.
March 10th - Destination Workshop at Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, 2-4PM
Local artists like Neil Murphy, Rinat Goren, and Rozanne Silvestro along with partners like Peninsula Museum of Art play an important role in our organization's mission. Thanks to all of them, we were able to provide an eclectic art experience to our pediatric cancer families. First we got to tour the expansive museum. The art docents and the participants got to interact with the art and talk about it. Next, the groups were divided up and created map-making with Neil, felt art with Rinat, and printing with Rozanne. The proof is in the photos! It was a truly healing day because we got to celebrate three brave and courageous children who completed their treatment. What was wonderful was to see the survivors walk in with a full head of hair and the enthusiasm of a child who was ready to take on the world. We celebrate these brave kids in small artistic ways! Thank you to our teen photographer Mahek, a survivor herself. and to Debo, a parent of a survivor. Thank you volunteers Celina Paul, Dawn Lindhart, Deb Hopkins, Rita Noguera, and Purvi Shah.
April 7th - Destination Workshop at Public Glass, SF, 2-5PM
Our April Destination Workshop at Public Glass in SF introduced so many of our kids and families to glass as a new art medium. Our instructors, Marti and Danielle taught us to the basics of working with glass as we designed picture frames for fusing. They incorporated lessons on the properties of glass and even taught some of the science behind the process. Participants selected various colors of glass, learned to score and cut them, layer and arrange them, and even melt thin tubes of them to create letters and shapes. It was a memorable experience for all, and we are so excited to see the final products!
Thank you to Danielle, Marti and Brynn at Public Glass. Thank you to our volunteers Kiran, Rachel, Debo, Lauren, Sufi and Suzanne, and of course to all of our artists, big and small.
May 5th - Destinations Workshop at Google, Mountain View, 2-5PM
Our May Destination Workshop was everything we imagined and more. Returning to Google with the K&A community including patients, siblings, parents, grandparents, volunteers and artists was an absolute treat. Walking onto the campus with its multi-colored bicycles and inviting decor, everyone was filled with anticipation for what was to come. They were not disappointed as their day filled with endless creative opportunities. Participants explored with Google VR once again, designed Google Doodles and recorded messages about K&A for our Youtube channel. From paper quilling, to steampunk insects, to printmaking, to various forms of painting, to recycled sculptures, to party frogs, to Altoid dioramas, and collage posters, everyone was able to partake in an abundance of creative expression.
Our list of thank you is extensive and so important, as we would not be able to make such a meaningful experience happen without all of these individuals. Thank you to Deb, Sejal, Nate, Zhanara, Celina, Dawn, Jesus, Margi, Rachel M., Sufi, Anika, Bruna, Marine, Madhuri, Lauren, Anya, Ayesha, Onika, Sarah, Nicole, Eva, Carrie, Dylan, Kush, Phil, Rachel, Caroline, Teri, Kiran, and Suzanne. A tremendous thank you to Suruchi and Christine and all of the Googlers who took the time to be with our families at the workshop. Thank you for being incredible hosts, for the generous feast of food, and for bringing so much joy to all who were present for the experience. Until next time.
June 9th - Cubberley Artist Studios with artist Sahba Shere, Palo Alto, 2-4PM RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH
July - no Destination Workshop
August 25th - Cubberley Artist Studios with artist Sahba Shere, Palo Alto, 2-4PM
September 8th - Rec Room Creative, Burlingame, 1-3pm
October 13th, The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, 1-3pm
November 3th - Happy Hollow, San Jose
December 1st - YBCA, San Francisco