"What do you do with your imagination?"

At Active Imagination events, kids are encouraged to play out the vivid contents of their imaginations using play acting, animation, costumes, props, model-making, creative movement, storytelling, and film-making. Unlike many programs that introduce children to hands-on visual arts and digital media, Active Imagination focuses on interactive group activities and inspires kids to use pretend play and technical problem-solving as a means of making friends and building self-esteem.
KID TRANSLATION: "The stuff we do is AWESOME!"

AI offers families a supportive environment for your children to play, express themselves, and build lasting relationships.

Current & Up-coming programs:

Current & Up-Coming Programs:

CIIS-EXA alumni meet-up
Sat. 5/11, 10am - 1pm
- reunion of graduates of the Expressive Arts program at CIIS.
Family welcome; great opportunity to re-connect, meet new folks, network & play

Kid-powered hands-on activities, like obstacle courses, toy re-construction, & storytelling, selected days/times after school and during breaks

COMING SOON: Family Movie Matinees
Screenings of family-friendly and homemade movies in the driveway
Please contact Phil via email or phone for details:
(415) 939-4743

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Summer Camps 2012

It's not too early to begin thinking about summer vacation. In fact, plans are well-underway for the Active Imagination camp, just for boys (age 6 - 10) at Glitter & Razz. For the girls and younger kids, there are concurrent camps. Details below.

For boys & girls, age 6 - 10:

For the 4-6 year-olds:

  • Itty Bitty Arts Camps | The perfect summer arts camp for the first-time camper | For Pre-K and Kindergarten boys & girls ages 4-6 | Week-long Sessions | Each session sells our each year so we added 2 more! | $285 per session
    • JULY 16-27 (at the JCC of the East Bay in Berkeley)
    • AUGUST 6-31 (at Glitter & Razz)
 Further details forthcoming...

Registration begins 1/12/12 at Glitter & Razz Productions

Heroes & Monsters, final class 12/1/11

What a wonderful final day for the "Heroes & Monsters" class at Glenview!

Thanks to all the parents who came for the final performance -- an opportunity for each child to show off some of talents and personality. Here are some snap shots:


A cheerful Dr. Frankenstein
Drs. Frankenstein ready The Monster
A monster wreaks havoc (always a favorite plot point!)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Look what a little imagination, some newspaper ads and A LOT of tape can do:
Newspaper & Tape life-sized Turkey Sculpture

CHECK THIS OUT: my friend and extraordinary arts journalist, Chloe Veltman uses her imagination for the future of recycled-materials artwork for the holidays:
lies like truth: Occupy Thanksgiving

Feel free to call/email for instructions & tips for engaging the whole family in imaginative twists on the holiday themes.