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Speed Painting

How do you get 40 second, fourth, and fifth graders to create a 7 x 11 foot painting in less than two hours, using Razor scooters as their "brushes"?...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by John A. Barry, on Apr 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm | 5 comments | 1457 Views

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Site Parasites

“I visit this blog first time and inspire by this good stuff work. Incredible post keeps up posting such great information. If you like...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 23, 2016
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Apr 29, 2016 at 7:51 am | 4 comments | 528 Views

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Symbolike April

“April is the cruellest month” opens T.S Eliot’s “The Waste Land.” He wasn’t writing about the IRS, but...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Aaroncgray, on Apr 23, 2016 at 12:35 am | 1 comment | 623 Views

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Symbolike March

Green for excessive drinking and puking. Aquamarine (or as close as I could get with spray paint) for my birth month’s birthstone. Decorated...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by elmapeter099, on Mar 25, 2016 at 4:35 am | 2 comments | 317 Views

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Fête de Faut’

Wheelchair party (I liked the alliteration and syllabic similarity of fête and faut’ in the French translation)....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by JAB, on Mar 18, 2016 at 12:14 pm | 8 comments | 391 Views

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Fautisme

Since I created trAction Painting, students, my associates, and I have employed bikes, skates, scooters, rollers, and other wheel-wielding objects...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 1, 2016
Last comment by Kasia Kessler, on Mar 2, 2016 at 2:16 pm | 2 comments | 287 Views

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Symbolike

I have four bikes that I employ for trAction Painting projects. Their tires are covered with paint that remains and dries after I’ve used the bikes to...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Feb 20, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 1 comment | 233 Views

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BAMPFA

From a drought perspective, the last day of January was not goo, a sunny and warm Sunday. But for art-lovers, it was a good day. I was one of many attending the...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by susan richard, on Feb 20, 2016 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 334 Views

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Teambuilding, Teamwork

Over the past year, I've reported in this blog on efforts by my colleagues and me to bring trAction Painting to kids—and adults. In all of these efforts, our...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Oct. 13, 2015
Last comment by kate john, on Feb 16, 2016 at 9:04 am | 4 comments | 1247 Views

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Adult Ed

The physical and intellectual pacing may have been more deliberate and deliberative, but the adults in their 60s and 70s were kids at heart as they...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by Shane Filan, on Feb 15, 2016 at 9:16 am | 4 comments | 713 Views

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Art as Rehabilitation

Before he retired, Rossmoor resident Karl Livengood was a social worker. At Rossmoor he was involved in the Senior Tutors Program. That background, coupled with...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by John Hopper, on Jan 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 595 Views

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Millennia of Desire

Artist Bill Carmel was a panelist during this year's Eugene O'Neill Festival. His report follows. Eugene O'Neill's...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Sep. 26, 2015
There are no comments yet. 644 Views

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Change of Pace

Roz Rogoff recently gave me and my colleague Bill Carmel a nice writeup in her blog: http://danvillesanramon.com/blogs/p/2015/08/04/tour-of-the-arts....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 5, 2015
Last comment by sasha, on Aug 17, 2015 at 12:50 am | 3 comments | 630 Views

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Prologue and Postscript

==I Last summer I chronicled in this blog the first proof-of-concept of using trAction Painting as a foundational element for an integrated curriculum, at a four-day...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barbara, on Jul 30, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 2 comments | 1520 Views

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Day 3: Wheelism

Multivalent painting: the kids get all kinds of wheels spinning: scooters, skates, bike, toy cars and trucks, bike wheel on axle, wheel on rollers....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Barbara, on Jul 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm | 1 comment | 635 Views

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Day 2: Geometry

Too difficult to draw figures on the painted canvas. So instead ten teams each draws a geometric figure on an 18 x 24 sheet of paper and cuts it out...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by ElizabethHarris, on Jul 30, 2015 at 3:17 am | 1 comment | 513 Views

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Wrapping Up

The last day of camp, and the kids get to see their work behind the work. Once they have pulled off all the tape, they see the geometric figures they...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 28, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 686 Views

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Day 1: Primary School

As in colors. Day 1 of our second annual trAction Painting camp, in Pittsburg, CA. Twenty or so kids, ranging in age from really young to less young,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 516 Views

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International Premiere Comes to Danville

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' founding. And the birthplace of the organization was San Francisco, where the organization's...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jun. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 868 Views

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Transformations

Currently running at Danville's Village Theater Art Gallery is "Lost and Found: an exhibition of upcycled, recycled, and found objects turned...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 18, 2015
There are no comments yet. 850 Views
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