Education & Outreach
Artists for our Programs!
Tapestry provides arts education in local schools and arts outreach in the neighborhoods.
and Outreach Philosophy
learning in and through the arts by:
opportunities and access
Aztec dance at Escuela Popular
Mexican dance at Escuela Popular
This is an eight-week dance multicultural dance residency program
funded, in part, by Valley Foundation, Cisco Foundation and Arts
Council Silicon Valley. For eight weeks students in five San Jose
elementary schools are being instructed in a variety of ethnic dances.
The schools will come together for a culminating event on:
April 1, 2003 in the Montgomery Theatre in
downtown San Jose.
year’s participants include Washington Elementary school where 3rd
graders studied African dance under the guidance of Anita Lusebrink; Anne
Darling School where 4th grade students learned Croatian dance
under the instruction of Kristin Kusanovich, and
Windmill Springs whose youngsters studied Brazilian dance with Maestre
Punjabi dance was introduced to the 3rd graders at Olinder School by
instructor Kristin Kusanovich. Letiçia Çeja Morones engaged 2nd and 3rd
grade students at Escuela Popular in the traditions of Aztec dance.
Punjabi dance at Olinder School
Washington United Youth Center
- Dawn Market
Mural Project - 20 youth, misdemeanor first offenders for graffiti
or tagging, learning the history and cultural origins of mural
painting. The final project was a mural painted on the side of the
- Latina Women
Striving for Success - This program provided young women, who were
victims of violence, an opportunity to express themselves through
Sacred Heart Community Center
- After school
program -Two artists worked with the Homework Club providing Mexican
regional dance and visual art.
Summer Camp – Three artists in residence (dance, literary art and
photography). The four week curriculum runs parallel to the camp’s
Escuela Popular - Summer School and ESL Classes
- 4 week class
used the visual arts, dance and music to integrate art into learning
English as a second language.
Five-week summer school visual art and dance program focusing on
Aztec dance and the art of Mexico.
Santa Clara County Office of Education Alternative Education
Placement Academy - Muriel Wright School
- This multi-stage project was
established to achieve several artistic, educational and social
40 students, ages 14-18 in a
lock-up facility were involved in papermaking and mask making classes.
InnVision - Commercial Street Inn and the Villa
Art as Therapy – Arts programs for women and children residents of
these transitional housing programs.