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March Newsletter 

We are so proud to reflect that earlier this month VAPAE Community Engagement Coordinator, Raymundo Baltazar, and MASA attendees 8th grader Eduardo Galindo & MASA Mom Rebecca Bautista spoke on a panel at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies Convening: Advancing K-12 University-Assisted Community Schools. VAPAE Director Kevin Kane presented at the same convening on a panel entitled, "Everybody Learns", in which he discussed research that VAPAE is conducting this year on the MASA Program. VAPAE has been tracking the growth in creative confidence and personal and collective agency among the MASA students and parents, and is excited to start sharing its findings on how parent engagement can be supported through the arts. 

The 6th grade cohort from Horace Mann UCLA Community School visited VAPAE at the UCLA Sculpture Garden and explored modern sculpture, visual thinking strategies, and tried their hand at sketching en plein air! One of the students told our Teaching Artist: "It's so relaxing to be outside in the garden and just sit and draw." We wholeheartedly agree!

The MASA Program is exploring the theme of sanctuaries/santuarios with building families, building homes, and exploring tú eres mi otro yo. Students in PhotoVoice at Venice High School taught by our Teaching Artist of the Month, Rachel Tu & Owen Weitzel are creating breathtaking photographs of their surrounding community.

This past Saturday, VAPAE had it's first ever Teaching Artist Professional Development led by Laurel Butler. The energy in the room was contagious - we were all caffeinated and ready to take on the day. VAPAE Teaching Artists, Student Teachers, and alum embraced the creative space and the George Szekely quote: “Art teachers are not only a source of knowledge about art but also a catalyst for creating conditions that encourage students to use their own ideas for making art". It was a day filled with motivational visual art-making, inspiring discussion, and flexing our teaching muscles. We are looking forward to the next VAPAE Teaching Artist Professional Development in the spring!

Don't miss out on this upcoming performance - 
March 17th, ACT TWO is taking the stage.

Created and performed by an ensemble of formally incarcerated and system-impacted youth, ACT TWO is the result of a 10-week performing arts intensive led by the Teaching Artists of Agency Arts and the UCLA VAPAE Program. Admission is FREE. RSVP here.
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