On April 8, makers of all ages came to the Presidio Middle School Auditorium to create some positive change in support of the March for Science! On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, scientists, science enthusiasts, and concerned citizens spoke up for science with nearly 400 marches in 37 countries, including marches in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. The March for Science represented an unprecedented gathering of people standing together to champion science that serves the common good, and the indispensable role it plays in our lives and communities. Makers brought their positive energy and creativity and shared what they love about science.
ArtsEd4All hands-on activities highlighted “Sun, Wind, Water and People Power” in support of The March for Science
· Shadow Puppet Play with “Little Sun”
· March for Science Pinwheels
· Water Is Life: Fundreds & Blue Marbles
· “Little People” March for Science
Participants were invited to check out a solar and wind charging system with a presentations on clean energy & the Sacred Stone Strawbale Schoolhouse @ Standing Rock with maker Michael Reppy at 2pm.
A Rooftop student film, Take Ten, highlighting the importance of student access to nature in the City for health and wellbeing, received a premiere screening at 3:00pm.
Location: Presidio Middle School located at 450 30th Avenue, between Geary & Clement in the Outer Richmond.
Date: Sunday, April 17th
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Cost: Free! But registration is encouraged to help us gauge attendance. For your efforts, you will be entered into a drawing for fun prizes! The drawing will take place on Saturday evening. Prizes distributed at the registration table!
2:00pm-2:20pm Live Sand Painting Demonstration (20 mins.) Students from Kruzhok Studio will create animation films live before your eyes by drawing with beach sand.
Artist Diego Rivera once said, “The motion picture is the ultimate development of mural painting, and is the most original contribution to art made by North American Culture.” Come to the Auditorium to enjoy short films by Rooftop moviemakers. Learn about San Francisco cinema history and explore the art & science of light and sound with hands-on activities.#sfmoviesandmakers
2:20pm -2:45pm SF Movies & Makers – Take I (25:00) 1- Anime Eyes and San Francisco Landmarks – Luz, Pretty; 2- How to be a Better Tourist in San Francisco – Emmanuel; 3- Comet- by Kara and Justine; 4- Timmie – Denise, Caitlin, Tyler; 5- Can’t Juggle – Jude, Ubaldo; 6- How To Do a Cartwheel – Jayon; 7- How To: 3 Different Styles of Eyes – Denise, Kaela; 8- How To Draw Something Evil – Rita, Paulina; 9- There’s a Dot – Rita, Paulina; 10- Boxshells – Olivia_Raquel_Maddy; 11- Fifty Shades of Violet – Luc, Violet; 12- How to Make a Raven Collage – Audrey, Camila, Isa; 13- Spooning for Money – Nyla, Shayna; 14- How to Get Your Crush – Ameyalli, Cassie; 15: Untitled – Stella
Auditorium Slot 2 3:15pm-4pm
3:15-3:40 SF Movies & Makers – Take 2 (25 mins) 16- To Be Continued – Corrin, Maddie, Sierra, Ryinn; 17- Titanic – Frankie, Grace; 18- The Chosen One – Crystal; 19- Help Meeeeeeeeee!! – NathanE; 20- Ling Ling Bullying Adventure – Ismael, Justin; 21- Banana Belle – Raiden, Bella; 22- Lonely – Tasha, Dasha, Biana, Jojo; 23- Broken Together – Paolo, Elena, Xavi; 24- The Shoe – Oscar, Dominic, Tommy, Marilyn; 25- Off to war – Annie, Karina; 26- Tic-Tac: The Movie – Dylan, Daisy, Lua, Emi; 27- The Chase – Braeden, Brianna; 28- Out of Battery – Camilla, Lili
3:40-3:50 “Meteor Miracle” Special Effects with Student Filmmaker Julian Jordan
3:50-4:00 SF Movies & Makers – Take 3 (10 mins.) 29- Ball is Life – Julian, Roman, Cosmo, Finn; 30- Clayie – Tristan, Jonathon, Xavi; 31- Cybercatgoat – Peter; 32- Star Rolls – Darius, Kyle, Michael, Ronan; 33- Rock, Paper, Scissors – JessicaA, Hannah; 34- There Is A Holy Pie on Mount Doom – Brom, Milo
The terms yin and yang originated in ancient Chinese philosophy. Yin and yang mean literally the “dark side” and the “sunny side” of a hill. In Chinese and much other Eastern thought, they represent the opposites of which the world is thought to be composed: dark and light, female and male, Earth and heaven, death and birth, matter and spirit.
Yin yang drawings created by Ms. Hamilburg’s 5th graders at Rooftop School.
The film’s creative team will share how the Kung Fu Panda 3 artists researched China’s culture (architecture, food, clothing, and, of course, kung fu!) for the film. The artists were also inspired by China’s natural beauty, the country’s distinct landscapes and wildlife — including the endangered golden monkey, South China tiger, red panda, and Giant panda. We’ll get a peek at scenes from the new movie, enjoy a drawing demonstration and Q&A with the filmmakers.
Weather permitting, the entire school is invited to come to the circle for a post-presentation performance which will include a Shaolin animal-style kung fu demonstration with special guests.
There will also be an art activity available for all classes to make their own bolang gu, a Chinese rattle drum, one of the earliest toys dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Practice playing your drum with friends and use your power to speak up for Giant Pandas.
DreamWorks Animation invited artists, photographers, designers and illustrators worldwide to create art that illustrated Po on his journey home for Kung Fu Panda 3. Inspired by Po, his friends and all the amazing places around the world, artists went straight to work and submitted over 400 stunning submissions of Po in different continents. Whether he was fighting bulls in Spain, trying on some lederhosen in Munich, riding the train in New York, or even attending a festival in India, Po popped up in almost every landmark around the world.
The foundation of the Southern Shaolin martial art systems can be attributed to these five animals – Snake, Tiger, Leopard and Crane, and the mythological Dragon.
Part of the kung fu student’s training is to emulate the spirit and the movement of these animals. They are instructed to visit the city zoo and the library to study the quintessence nature of the animal.
Sifu Young Wong of the EY Lee Kung Fu School teaches third graders some animal style kung fu.
Nature Works Everywhere: Virtual Field Trip to China’s Great Forests
Join expert scientist Yue Wang, a conservation planning officer for The Nature Conservancy, on a virtual field trip across the world to two stunning provinces in China—Sichuan and Yunnan. Explore majestic forests, towering mountains, and other iconic landscapes. While examining the role these vital natural areas play in the carbon cycle and climate change, as well as the benefits of reforestation, we will learn about the magnificent creatures who call these habitats home: giant pandas, golden snub-nosed monkeys, and the elusive and odd-looking takin.
Aware of the need for a strong symbol that would overcome all language barriers, founders of the World Wildlife Fund chose the Giant Panda. “We wanted an animal that is beautiful, is endangered, and one loved by many people in the world for its appealing qualities.” The black-and-white panda has since come to stand as a symbol for the conservation movement as a whole.
Rooftop Arts Coordinator Amy Balsbaugh worked with Mr. Roger’s 4th grade classroom to create “Ku-Ka-Illuminoku,” a stop-motion animated film using celluloid film strips, thumbtacks, Sharpie markers, and an old-school projector.
This camera-less technique was the perfect way to illuminate students’ interest in analog and digital film projects. As you’ll hear in Amy’s “In the Classroom” interview with KQED, there were a lot of “Oohs and aahs.”