Expressive Art for Teens


Expressive Art: Watercolor

Open windows let in the cool evening breeze as Somaieh Amini, a local Bay Area artist, set up watercolor paints, brushes, and blank pieces of paper in preparation for ARTogether’s Girls Expressive Art Workshop last Thursday, August 3rd.


Expressive Art: Art Journals 

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A group of high school students arrived at the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI) on September 19th unsure of what to expect. As they finished their bubble tea and settled into the room, the girls curiously looked around as they wondered what would happen next. The girls laughed amongst themselves as Alice, a local artist, prepared to teach one of her favorite art workshops: journal making.


Expressive Art : Art Journal II

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Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI) in Oakland hosted to another journal making workshop in December 2017. It was the second part of a series of six classes that artist and art educator Alice Pennes offered as part of ARTogether’s effort to bring color and art to the refugee community of Alameda county.  


Expressive Art Journal III

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As ARTogether’s monthly art journaling series continues, a group of high school girls gathered on Tuesday night, January 16th in the art room of the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI) in Oakland, to continue working on the journals they had made out of recycled paper bags, session 3 of the series with artist and art educator Alice Pennes.