Arts for Spirituality:
In this program, women and children can learn how to draw & paint using different techniques. These techniques will be used to paint nature, sacred images, or creative art. This program is for those that want to learn to paint, and those that have talents but have not had a chance to approach this field. The class will be combined with scriptures & will provide time for reflection. Art supplies will be provided by Sister Lucia.
Spring Schedule, Painting: (January 3rd- April 30th)
Fridays from 11:00am-2:00pm, there will be multi-medium painting for children 15 years of age or older. Please call in if you will be absent for a class.
Fridays 3:00pm-7:00pm will be time for art groups, with a one-time booking for any group up to 10 people. It will be a step-by-step painting tutorial led by Sister Lucia, and participants will take their paintings home. There is no need for participants to have experience with painting. During the sessions, the groups will be having tea while painting with Sister Lucia. To book a date & time for a session, call Sister Lucia at (650) 605-5150. Please book a session with her 2 weeks in advance.
Saturdays 2:00pm-4:00pm will be Art for All, for everyone 10 years and older, including adults.
The last class for regular art sessions will be on April 9th. Then preparation for displaying student artwork to the public will be from April 18th- April 29th. The day that student's art will be on display for the public is April 30th, at 1:00pm.
Instrumental Music: Piano or Guitar
Instrumental music is a subject that combines many educational skills like math, listening & concentration, physical movement/coordination, and creativity. This program offers to teach students how to play the piano or guitar. The goals of this program are to help students use music as prayer and for spiritual growth (with guiding questions), to express oneself through the music, and to learn music theory & composition with the end-goal of performing. Pianos age starts at 8 years and older, while Guitar starts at 10 years and older. Students must have an instrument at home for at-home practice, and able to have class for 50 minutes a week.
Spring Schedule, Music (January 3rd-April 30th)
Music classes are held Mondays 10:00am-5:00pm, Thursdays 3:00pm-5:00pm, and Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm. Students or guardians will talk to Sister Lucia in order to schedule their class within these times. Please call in if you will be absent for a class.
The last class for regular music sessions will be on April 11th. Then rehearsals for students' public performances will be from April 18th- April 29th. The public performance will be on April 30th, at 1:00pm. The public performance is optional. However, if a student chooses not to perform in public, they must perform for Sister Lucia in-class to complete the class.
There will be no Art or Music classes on:
- Saturday, January 15th
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 17th)
- Saturday, February 19th
- President's Day (Monday, February 21st)
- Holy Week & Easter (Thursday, April 14th- Saturday, April 16th)
We are also looking for volunteers for the Arts for Spirituality program, to help in any of the following ways:
- Musicians to assist with the music classes
- Artists to help teach or assist in art sessions
- Computer-savvy individuals to help edit images, create cards through programs, and help with prayer preparation
These classes are taught with the purpose behind it being to enrich the students' spirituality and develop their artistic interests. There are morning and afternoon classes, and each class is free of charge.