June 12 - Your Brain On Art

Your Brain on Art
Making art isn’t just about color theory and drawing skills. How do artists develop their ideas and a personal point of view? Guest speaker Ruby Ming will help you discover how artist habits of mind can help us tap into our creativity and benefit our everyday life.

Celebrate life out loud with us this Sunday! Sing some awesome songs with our live band, share happenings in our community, and drink lots of tea/coffee with delicious cookies. This assembly is hosted by Hester Wagner. Two babysitters provide supervised activities for the kids. Stay for the potluck after assembly, or just relax in the redwoods outside.

As a visual arts educator for over twenty years, Ruby Ming is on a mission to ignite curiosity and spark joy through engagement with the arts. She provides advanced trainings to teachers and docents, teaches students to discover their own creativity through development of art-making skills, and speaks about arts and culture around the Bay Area.

We will also feature Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet as our poet. She will read some of her work. Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse and Tulips, Water, Ash; her work has appeared in journals including Kenyon Review, Plume, andZyzzyva, and in the anthology Best New Poets. She holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, where she was a Javits Fellow. She lives in Oakland with her husband and son.

Kids' Corner - Childcare and activity provided.

Music - Our live band will be leading us in some fun pop songs. Think wedding music without the uncomfortable shoes!