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The Public Bench Project completed by Washington Middle School & Armory Center for the Arts

A set of benches were recently created by two groups of 7th grade students who participated in the Armory’s visual art classes offered at Washington Middle School during the fall semester 2011. Guest Teaching Artist, Stan Edmonson, worked with the students in developing ideas that would reflect their perceptions and feelings about their school through photography and collages. The creation of a public art piece was to develop students’ artistic skills, learn about developing a project from conception to execution while beautifying the school environment to create a legacy for the school.

To view more images of these beautiful benches, please view this Flickr page. Participating artists, faculty and supporters are listed below:

The Public Bench
Washington Middle School & Armory Center for the Arts 

Stan Edmondson
Armory Teaching Artist

Doris Hausmann
Director of School Programs

Kelly Garrison, Natalie Patterson, and Shalini S. Patel
Teaching Assistants

Tiffany Williams and Marta Jimenez
Washington Teachers of Record

Student Artists: Elvia Alcarez, Joshua Andrade, Jose Arambula, Joseph Ayon, Denise Banuelos, Carey Bishop, Fatima Martinez-Bolanos, Gabriela Cervantes, Jordan Clark, Kira Dysart, Waltiana Fuqua, Roxana Gallegos, Arline Garcia, Luis Hoyos, Lindsey Lopez, Darren Meyers, Dreshawn Mitchell, Angel Rivera, Cynthia Robledo, Esmeralda Robles 

The Public Bench Project 
Washington Middle School & Armory Center for the Arts 

Student Artists: George Rocha, Ivan Rosas, Ivan Ruiz, Prisma Salmoran, Denise Sanchez, Jaime Silva, Jessica Soto, Lizeth Tapia, Inaya Thompson, Clayton Torres, Stephanie Torres, Mia Upshaw, Brandon Valencia, Evelyn Williams 

Arts Education at Washington Middle School made possible in part by

Surdna Foundation
JPMorgan Chase
Sony Pictures Entertainment
California Arts Council
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Pasadena Human Services Education Endowment
Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission 
City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division


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