Drawing Trees and Drawing

Over the past few months, I’ve become enmeshed into the cohort of young artists in the Moffet Arab Arts Program. We begin every Wednesday with snacks and homework and the ideas in the kids’ heads are already apparent through the chaos of doodles and procrastinations from their assignments. Before this energy explodes we move downstairs…

Launching the Moffet Arab Arts After-School Program

Three weeks into our after-school program, so much wonderful stuff has already happened that I have to get some of it off my chest. The kids’ personalities are just starting to emerge, their skills are sharpening, and consequently, the days are increasingly fun. Concurrent with the play that goes on there is also a fairly…

Culminating Performance at Northeast High School

On February 8, students from many grades and classes arrived at the Northeast High School auditorium to see the final presentation of the Arab Arts & Culture Class. The performance showcased what the students had learned and created over the past semester. They had the chance to show off their percussion prowess when Mr. Hafez…