This month, SASF’s Arts Department is committed to infusing creativity and leadership into their activities to inspire self-growth. From Black History Month to #SASFdanceoff, there’s something for everyone to participate in! Check out some of the highlights below.
#ICYMI Black History Month: Feminist Figures in Watercolor
In celebration of Black History Month, students from P.S. 207 in Queens created watercolor portraits of African-American feminists. Sojourner Truth, Alice Walker, Bell Hooks, Audre Lorde and Frances M. Beal were just some of the fearless female advocates captured by these talented artists.
Sneaker Design Project at the SASF 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament
In recent years, sneaker culture has evolved from customers simply collecting sneakers to admiring how the shoe is designed. With the use of art materials and sneaker templates, facilitated by an SASF teaching artist, students will use their creativity to design their own sneaker at our annual 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament.
Stay tuned for some of our highlighted designs!
SASF’s Songwriters Circle Contest
Here at SASF, we celebrate our aspiring young musicians and continue to promote the development of new songwriting talent through various opportunities. SASF’s Songwriters Circle is for students of all ages who aspire to become singers and songwriters. Through this contest, we will teach our students the craft, while giving them a platform to shine!
SASF Arts programs explore what it means to positively impact community, here and abroad. This year’s songwriting contest celebrates The Courage to Take the Lead.
Students will submit original work that will consist of both music and lyrics. Songs will be judged based on melody, composition, originality and lyrics.
All participants of the Songwriters Contest will be featured on our website and receive a certificate!
- 4th place winners will receive Fender Blues Deluxe Harmonicas
- 3rd place winners will receive a Williams Legato Digital Piano with ESS1 Essentials Pack
- 2nd place winners will receive a Singtrix Party Bundle Home Karaoke System
- The grand prize winner will receive a Focusrite Musician’s Home Recording Starter Kit
So You Think You Can Dance, SASF? 2017 Instagram Dance Challenge
Launching soon, SASF performing arts is hosting its first ever Instagram dance challenge. SASF Arts will choose a song for each school to create a one-minute dance routine.
Videos will be critiqued for originality, creativity, school spirit and more! Selected submissions will be reviewed, posted onto the SASF Instagram. Be sure to cast your “like” or vote. You can choose our first #SASFdanceoff winner! Follow @SASFNY and stay tuned to find out more about #SASFdanceoff