The afterschool mural painters got some work on the walls today. Slowly but surely, Julie, Melanie, Davian, and Germariony have been painting these characters to represent various occupations 89ers should strive for (so far they have an astronaut, scuba diver, and Starbucks barista) You can just barely see it, but Kayon and Kadian got a quote up next to their Shirley Chisholm portrait: "Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society because that talent wears a skirt." C
Ok: look at a bright light, swivel your head bsck and forth, then close your eyes. What do you see? If you saw streaks of bright color set against a dark background, you've experienced the idea of light painting. 8th graders had the opportunity last week to use iPads and record patterns of light using a photography app, flashlights, and strings of Christmas lights.
Students in 7th and 8th grade classes spent the month of February representing the accomplishments of young African-Americans through portraiture. To show the values in the portrait subjects' faces, students used either collaged magazine pieces or scratchboards. Many students chose to portray the three woman who founded the Black Lives Matter movement. While others paid tribute to young black athletes. 8th graders Esha and Sheeza were very precise in their scratchboard portra