Thursday, October 13, 2011

Zumba, Tie-dye, & Cartoons

This fall, GAAH has partnered with Spectrum health to bring Zumba to the neighborhood! Instructor Monica Sanders leads a high energy workout Thursdays at 1pm.
Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that is very popular these days. Zumba incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts & belly dancing into the routines.
Dedicated women come every week to laugh, shake, and dance the afternoon away.

Tie-dye: Students love the new Tie-dye creations class on Wednesdays.
The students love being creative and finding out what colors look great together. 

Shirley shows off her tie-dying abilities

Jesus is excited about his new shirt. Combining his favorite colors, he created a funky piece of art that he can't wait to wear. Students also got a little lesson in science, learning that some liquids have the ability to stain!

CARTOONING: Mr. George teaches a new cartooning class that has all the students talking. They learn techniques that unravel the tricky world of cartooning and can be seen doodling during their spare time. Mr. George is a very skilled illustrator who portrays how cartooning is truly an art form.
After school students walk to the Cook Arts Center, have a snack, then go to the beautiful art room and spend the afternoon drawing. It's a safe space where students can process their day quietly, have a couple laughs, and explore any creative interests. In Cartooning class, students especially enjoy creating their own stories and characters.