Student Work

Original student poetry: "Though I fade / I'm still breathing"

For 15 years, the Workshop has received support from the Marin Community Foundation to conduct artist residencies at elementary schools in Marin County, primarily those serving San Rafael’s low-income neighborhoods. In 2006, the Foundation expanded that support to include...


Who's on Third? Beats of the BAYVIEW

Students at Paul Revere K-8 School and Dr. Charles Drew College Preparatory Academy have been working with our teaching artists all year to create and perfect their Afro-Peruvian dances and spoken word pieces. They’ll take the stage on March 20th at the 3rd on Third community...


NEW STUDENT POETRY: "The Hood of Smoke and Mirrors"

For 15 years, the Workshop has received support from the Marin Community Foundation to conduct artist residencies at elementary schools in Marin County, primarily those serving San Rafael’s low-income neighborhoods. In 2006, the Foundation expanded that support to include...


Save the date for our student showcase!

Big news: We’re excited to announce the date of our end-of-the-year student showcase! DATE | Thursday, May 16, 2013 LOCATION | The Theater at the Children’s Creativity Museum in Downtown San Francisco (4th and Howard) TIME | Doors will open at 6 P.M. (Refreshments will be...


Student Work: I am Like Summer Hot

For the Workshop’s children and youth, summer days are quickly dwindling and the days of classroom bells and cafeteria lunches emerge from the unwanted mist. As one last hurrah for these summer days, here are some words from Workshop's student Princess.   “I am Like...


After-School with the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

              http://performingartsworkshop.org/pages/virtualClassroom-tasp.html Performing Arts Workshop (The Workshop) is proud to announce the web launch of our second Virtual Classroom. We often get questions like, “How does the Workshop...


Marin Anthology Release Celebration

On Wednesday, July 11th, Karena Salmond, the Workshop’s Program Director, and myself visited Marin Juvenile Hall in Marin County. We were there to pass out copies of the 2012 Anthology of student work. Teaching Artist Freddy Gutierrez collected work from Marin County students...


Superintendent: "The incredible success of your work with the students is evident"

Dear Friends, I am delighted to share with you an email I just received from the Marin County Superintendent of Schools. She just received our recent anthology of student poetry from Marin Juvenile Hall, and was so moved that she wrote to both me and Freddy Gutierrez, the...


Students excited about their Capoeria Class!

5th Grade Students from Redding Elementary School got to experience Sale's amazing Capoeira dance class. They wrote letters of appreciation accompanied with beautiful illustrations. Here is one example!  


Student Poetry: My family is...

My family is By H.C. My family is affectionate like the moon in the sky. My family is friendly like a poem floating in the sky. My family is hard-working like the sun in the sky shining. My family is grand like the world turning like a circle. 


Yo! A winning spoken word piece at Young At Art

Big thumbs up to Mariel from San Francisco Community School! She came in 2nd place in the middle school category in the Young At Art Literary Arts Competition (hosted by the Fine Arts Museum and the San Francisco Unified School District). We're so proud of Mariel! She has...


Art and the Trojan Horse

Why are the arts such a vital part of education? Well, for students at Loma Alta in Marin County, art helps them to express their feelings and think about the world in a way that eases their hearts. Here are two students description of art in their own words. These poems and...