MAD camp=Music Art and Dance. Come make a music video with us! We will be moving our bodies, making art, singing and playing music together. Diversity and inclusiveness are just as important to us as making art, all are welcome.
When: June 27th-July 1st
Who: 3rd-8th graders
Where: the Red Vic on Haight Street SF
Paperwork and liability forms on their way.
Jessamyn Lynn (music, visual art and movement) is an educator, artist, musician and maker. Her art and music focus on bringing people together and allows for exploration from the inside out. She loves working with young people and encouraging them to learn by doing, just like she does. Some of the places that she has done her traditional classroom learning include; San Francisco State and Florence Italy for her BA in Art and Italian, Claremont Graduate University for her MFA, and Mills College for her teaching credential in music and art. She currently teaches art and music to kinder-fifth grade students in the San Francisco Unified School District and sings professionally around the Bay Area. Visit jessamyn lynn online here www.jessamynlynn.com.
Aaron Johnson is one of those artistic people who is passionate about supporting youth. He is an accomplished photographer and documentarian, a singer in two family A Cappella groups, and a choir director. Graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007, Aaron has successfully used his training and experiences to create the “Turn it up Now 1982” organization, which focuses on youth empowerment through public speaking and workshops. Aaron uses voice, mind, and heart to teach students to express themselves through creativity. The “Turn it Up Now” organization strives to provide an interactive educational message covering topics such as self-expression and self-empowerment, beat-boxing from the heart, creative communication and problem solving, and finding one’s own voice.Aaron started his creative journey in his teenage years, singing with his siblings in one of their A Capella groups, Fivacious. The 21 years and counting of musical training acquired through being in Fivacious has been put to good use. For the past 10 years, Aaron has had the privilege and the honor to conduct the FFA State Honor Choir. Aaron also gives back to the community by investing 15 hours or more per week monitoring and supporting at risk youth. Throughout all of his artistic endeavours, Aaron Johnson tries to find the true essence of the people around him. A major theme in his work is exploring how to invest in youth in today’s world. Whether it be through a film, a portrait, a song or in the spoken or written word, Aaron Johnson leaves behind his love for the youth.
Jennifer Meek (dance and movement) graduated magna cum laude from Point Park University with a BFA in contemporary dance. She has danced professionally and taught dance for the past 13 years. She currently teaches at Sonoma State University and RoCo Dance.
Jennifer is also a yoga therapist specializing in working with youth and adults dealing with various challenges such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, diabetes, hypertension, or chronic pain. For more information on Jennifer’s current teaching and performing schedule visit www.jennifermeek.com.