Thursday, May 16, 2013


Brick x Brick students from Edison High SchoolMater Academy and LHCC  visited the construction site
of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (opening in December),  a stunningly modern design
 by architects
Herzog and de Meuron.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Girl Power gets a sneak peek at Perez Art Museum under construction

All of us donned hardhats and followed Education curator Emily Mello as she pointed out the features of Miami's amazing art museum designed by Swiss team Herzog and de Meuron, presently being built brick by brick (or, in this case, poured slab by slab). The views are incredible, the spaces truly monumental. A landmark if there ever was one. We were privileged to get a private tour!

Yarn Bombing the Parking Lot at Mater

We definitely feel that by decorating the parking markers with colored yarn, we have effectively beautified the parking lot at Mater Academy in Little Havana. 
In this way, we feel we've made life a little bit more colorful for students and faculty alike. 

Tabletop Park Project at Mater Academy

We built a tabletop park using cardboard, spray paint, natural stones, leaves, plants, found objects from the neighborhood, craft sticks & silk flowers. Our idea was to create a park for strolling & enjoyment, providing some shade and a little entertainment in the form of a spinning ride.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Documenting with Photography.

Every Saturday morning our group of young photographers at the LHCC walk around the vicinity  of the center, Lemon City is the name of the area. With their eyes and cameras they re/discover
and make a visual record of  their community.
Here some images from our last class.

Friday, May 3, 2013


Learning about the curious life of Edward Leedskainin (1887-1951) the builder of Coral Castle.

Seating in one of the many rock chairs in the garden.

The structure comprises numerous megalithic stones  (mostly
limestone formed from coral) each weighing several tons.

Lunch time.

Beautiful rainy afternoon!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Creative Cartography at Girl Power

GPS devices have replaced basic map skills among young people. Getting involved with mapping and re-designing map graphics has been fun and instructive. This is the Wednesday group at Girl Power.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Works in Progress at Edison H.S

 BRICK X BRICK  students from
at Edison High School are an energize and creative force in
designing, painting,and drawing. They are working hard in creating all sorts of markings and color combinations.
Enjoy their latest projects;

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Work in progress by Zaria and Jutoria

Page One - hot off the press.... Stay tuned for more.

Productive Graphic Novel Lab today at Girl Power!

Using both hand-drawing and digital media, the group dove right in to composing pages of their graphic novels. Some poets in the group as well......

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Working with Detritus at Girl Power

the concept is recycling detritus that we find in our neighborhood.  
our mission is a dialogue with the vernacular, the language of our everyday public street world. 
the spirit of art-making is: we make it our own.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Field Trip to MAM - New Work 2013 exhibition

Artist Tom Scicluna gave our group a tour of works from the exhibition, which placed art made by Miami artists in the context of Miami architecture, building materials, landscape and artifacts. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Creative Mapping at Mater Academy

A conceptual view of South Florida by students at Mater Academy. Collaging shapes, patterns and textures, we played with the graphics of maps to invent new geographies. We discussed map reading as a kind of literacy that may be rendered obsolete by the use of GPS devices.