Family Art Night: Harriet’s Spirit with Marcus Shelby

The community at Rooftop Alternative PreK-8 School will enjoy an evening of artistic call and response with composer Marcus Shelby and teaching artist Andi Wong on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

At this very special Family Art Night, Marcus will discuss his newest musical composition: a brand new opera written for Rooftop School. Opera Parallèle’s Harriet’s Spirit tells the story of a middle school girl who triumphs over the challenges of adolescence with Civil War-era legend Harriet Tubman as her role model and spirit guide. Marcus will also introduce families to the opera’s musical themes. Families will work together create their own family story quilt artwork, art which will be incorporated into the opera’s production design.

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FAMILY ART NIGHTS & MAYEDA MEDIA NIGHTS were established to provide Rooftop students and their families with additional opportunities to further their learning, share educational resources, and build community through the arts.

Paper Hat Workshop

Artists Aiko Cuneo and Lilli Lanier lead a 2008 Rooftop Family Art workshop making paper hats using lots of imagination, scrap paper, scissors, glue and tape. A hat parade ends the session. Most of the materials came from S.C.R.A.P. (Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts) in San Francisco. Visit http://www.scrap-sf.org/