Thursday, January 14, 2016

Making Gifts

Kids had fun making "breakfast trays" and lamps at the SEEDS' Art Lab: Making Gifts class in December.

Ceramic Scholar

The SEEDS Scholar-in-Residence program strives to diversify the educational experiences of preschool through sixth grade students at Anneliese Schools in Laguna Beach, California by exposing them to artists, academicians, scientists and all manner of creative specialists who will share their expertise through presentations or workshops for a period of time.
This program offers scholars time and space away from their usual environment and obligations and allows them time of reflection, research, presentation or production. By allowing the scholar to be exposed to a new environment and new people, SEEDS intends that the experience will allow the scholar to achieve professional and personal growth. At the conclusion of the residency, Anneliese Schools will host an exhibition and reception for the scholar to present the completed project to the students’ families and friends.


Ceramic Tile Mural 
Julie Bagish, Ceramic Artist
January-March, 2016
Grades: 3rd, 4th; Willowbrook

Artist Julie Bagish will work with Anneliese students to create a “Wall of Gratitude” that will be installed on the wall behind the stadium seating in the garden. The project will be a landscape mural made of individual “gratitude” tiles and will incorporate ceramic sea life. The students will be asked, “How do you feel when you see the ocean or garden?” and the mural can reflect that, in addition to other things they are grateful for. The goal is for the project to be a reflection of the soul of Anneliese Schools and the surrounding environment. Students will work cooperatively, as a group, to set this collage mosaic mural into the space. The students will learn how to create 3D textured clay tiles using cookie cutters and hand-cutting; how to glaze tile with brushes, fingers, sponges or dipping; how to layout the design and place tiles in thinset; use grout and glass beads to finish the project. The major lesson, besides learning clay and tile techniques, is how to come together and work on a communal project. Learn more about Julie at
SEEDS Winter Events:

Feb. 18-21, 9 a.m.-6p.m.
Nihonga Japanese Mineral Pigment Painting
This workshop is an introductory Nihonga (traditional Japanese mineral pigment painting) class. Artist Judith Kruger will teach students how to make pigment from organic and inorganic matter, like cured shells, semi-precious minerals, exotic soils, pine soot, indigo and silica. Metallic leafing and oxidation techniques will be covered. Emphasis will be on the creation of multi-layered paintings, stemming from ancient practice, that embody the power to nurture the spirit. Register Now

Feb. 27&28
2016 TerraVita Herbal Symposium
Reconnect to your roots with plant medicine. The TerraVita Herbal Symposium in Laguna Beach, CA is a weekend gathering, filled with diverse and hands on workshops on herbal medicine and it's benefits for your health and well being. The symposium will feature workshops, plant walks, music, nature and a marketplace. The weekend will include gourmet vegetarian lunch, a market place and festivities on Saturday evening. Sunday we are hosting a children's program as well. Come for the weekend or just a day. Register Now.