Arts

Students building a Viking shop at Marina High

Marina High students tackle ultimate woodworking project with handcrafted viking ship (video)

In October, we read an intriguing story about an ambitious project over at Marina High School, home of the Vikings. Students at the Huntington Beach campus, led by their enterprising wood shop teacher Bob Meade, were building a full-scale Viking ship -- and planning to launch it in Huntington Harbour. Naturally we had to check the thing out for ourselves. [...]
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April 21 lecture featuring Sarah Lewis expected to draw business and education leaders

Renowned author, historian, curator and critic Sarah Lewis will be the featured speaker at the sixth annual Creative Edge Lecture Tuesday, April 21 at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. “Breakthrough! What We All Can Learn From The World’s Greatest Innovators” starts at 9:30 a.m., and tickets are available to the public at $35 each. [...]
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STEM and the Arts Career Showcase connects student talents to future jobs

More than 4,000 students and families from middle school through college will learn about careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts at the 2015 STEM and the Arts Career Showcase April 24-26. Organizers say the goal is to help students see how their interests and passions align with real-world jobs – and to motivate them to pursue higher levels of education. [...]
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‘Getting to Know You’ at the 39th Annual VSA Festival (video)

Celebrating creativity and inclusivity, OCDE and the statewide arts organization known as VSA California are once again partnering to deliver arts education and appreciation to people of all abilities at the 39th Annual VSA Festival. Thousands of children, parents, teachers and professional artists are expected to participate in the event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at the Westfield MainPlace shopping center in Santa Ana. [...]