August 11 Final Report

Babaouo, 1932      back-lit oil and multiple glass paneled diorama by Salvador Dalí

Babaouo, 1932      back-lit oil and multiple glass paneled diorama by Salvador Dalí

We embraced the subject of bicycle safety suggested by one of our sponsors, and found ourselves challenged to create a five week program featuring surreal classroom projects and linked activities that related to both the theme and to Salvador Dalí’s work. 

What important safety gear is Dalí missing in this photo?

What important safety gear is Dalí missing in this photo?

 

The program was a huge success.   

Dalí Summer Art Outreach served 91 fourth and fifth grade student participants and positively impacted another 25-30 siblings and student guests. The program also touched at least 10 Rec. Center staff and 2 City Administrators as well as 5 artist instructors and numerous volunteers who were directly involved in facilitating related activities. In an effort to broaden impact, art project lesson plans were shared with six non-participating City Recreation Centers.

Pictured above: Bicycle Rodeo student participants with Lynn Bittner (center), City of St. Petersburg Leisure Services Recreation Centers Director and Vickie Brunner (left center) Dalí Museum Family Programs Coordinator.

Pictured above: Bicycle Rodeo student participants with Lynn Bittner (center), City of St. Petersburg Leisure Services Recreation Centers Director and Vickie Brunner (left center) Dalí Museum Family Programs Coordinator.

 

 

Dalí Safety Summer provided a positive art experience for students who rarely have a chance to visit a museum. It also provided complimentary bicycle helmets to deserving children who can now safely ride bicycles on the streets of their St. Petersburg neighborhoods thanks to the generosity of Jeeves Law Group.

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Our focus on bicycle safety bolstered student awareness through participation in well-rounded fun presentations, creative art projects and a bicycle rodeo, all of which reinforced rules of the road, the importance of head gear, and defensive riding practices.   

 

We opened the summer with an interactive Safety presentation facilitated by More Health, Inc. of Tampa, FL and closed summer activities with a bicycle rodeo and awards reception.

You only have one brain...

You only have one brain...

 

The final art project, ingeniously linked the artist Salvador Dalí with bicycle safety as the centerpiece of the 2017 program. The activity featured helmets donated by one of our sponsors, Jeeves Law Group. Students painted and decorated their helmets and then wore them as they participated in the Museum Bicycle Rodeo, facilitated by John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Dalí instructors.

Rodeo fun included stations for Cross Walk, Rock Dodge, Scanning for Vehicles, Stop Signal and Slow Race. Students earned a certificate following course completion. They also had fun blowing giant bubbles and drawing graffiti with sidewalk chalk.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recognized our combined efforts with a symbolic safety baton exchange between Alex Henry, representing FDOT, Levi Cotton, Esq. representing Jeeves Law Group and Tiffany Sabiel, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, representing John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

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The closing reception topped out with a Museum gallery tour, an awards reception and buffet. Chick-fil-A and Earl of Sandwich Fourth Street locations generously donated sandwiches, chicken nuggets, fruit, and cookies for students and families to enjoy.  All children in attendance received complimentary gift bags donated by the Dalí Museum and Jeeves Law Group.  The reception featured a looping power point of weekly classroom activities and two lucky people won a raffle for bicycle centerpieces.  Safety handouts were available for take-home showing how to re-set a slipped bicycle chain and addressing head wounds and why they bleed profusely and how to stop the bleeding of minor head wounds.

 

 

5 bags of leftover Dalí supplies were donated to Sunshine Club, a group which conducts Saturday art projects at Campbell Park and (20) laundered Dali Aprons were donated to Childs Park Recreation Center.

 

We are grateful for Creative Pinellas funding and the Impact Returns publicity blog  facilitated by Mason Gehring.  This initiative kept everyone up-to-date on the latest Dalí Safety Summer developments in an easy-to-access, one-stop format.  Overall, a successful and well executed bicycle safety summer!  Thanks to All!

July 18 Bicycle Rodeo, Gallery Tour, Awards Reception

The Dalí Safety Summer culminated with a 3-part Celebration: A Bicycle Rodeo staged on the Museum Campus followed by a brief Gallery Tour and closing with a sumptuous buffet and Awards Ceremony.  120 to 140 participants and their families attended the event.

Students wore the helmets they decorated as they participated in the Bicycle Rodeo.

Students wore the helmets they decorated as they participated in the Bicycle Rodeo.

The Rodeo was facilitated by Tiffany Sabiel's Safe Routes To School team from John's Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

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The Bicycle Rodeo course included challenges such as scanning, rock dodge , a signal-stop-search station, a cross-walk station, slow race and finish line.  Participants were awarded a completion certificate for their efforts.  We had a nice turnout.

The Bicycle Rodeo course included challenges such as scanning, rock dodge , a signal-stop-search station, a cross-walk station, slow race and finish line.  Participants were awarded a completion certificate for their efforts.  We had a nice turnout.

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In addition, we offered helmet fitting, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and a raffle giveaway.

Thanks to Mahaffey Theater for allowing us to use their Garage as our back-up rain plan. And rain it DID!   

Thanks to Mahaffey Theater for allowing us to use their Garage as our back-up rain plan. And rain it DID! 

 

Students lean safety rules of the road and how to ride defensively.

Both scooters and Bicycles were offered on the Rodeo Safety Course.

Both scooters and Bicycles were offered on the Rodeo Safety Course.

Representatives of sponsors, Jeeves Law Group and John's Hopkins All Children's Hospital were recognized by the FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) for their community service efforts to improve bicycle safety. 

Representatives of sponsors, Jeeves Law Group and John's Hopkins All Children's Hospital were recognized by the FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) for their community service efforts to improve bicycle safety. 

Bubbles was a very popular addition to the Bicycle Rodeo.

Bubbles was a very popular addition to the Bicycle Rodeo.

Sidewalk chalk was popular with adults and kids, alike!

Jeeves Law Group was so impressed with the decorated helmets that they awarded a spontaneous $10 and $20 prize for the helmets they felt were the most outstanding. Pictured is one happy winner!

Jeeves Law Group was so impressed with the decorated helmets that they awarded a spontaneous $10 and $20 prize for the helmets they felt were the most outstanding. Pictured is one happy winner!

Following all the excitement of the Bicycle Rodeo, everyone had a chance to cool off in the Dalí Museum Galleries as Vickie Brunner, Family Programs Coordinator and Docent connected works by Dalí to our summer content.

Following all the excitement of the Bicycle Rodeo, everyone had a chance to cool off in the Dalí Museum Galleries as Vickie Brunner, Family Programs Coordinator and Docent connected works by Dalí to our summer content.

The crowd enjoyed delicious donated chicken nuggets, fruit and cookies from Chick-fil-A and sandwiches from Earl of Sandwich on Fourth Street North.

The crowd enjoyed delicious donated chicken nuggets, fruit and cookies from Chick-fil-A and sandwiches from Earl of Sandwich on Fourth Street North.

Two bicycle centerpieces shown here were raffled off to lucky winners! 

Two bicycle centerpieces shown here were raffled off to lucky winners! 

Traffice Signs and Safety Cones decorated each table. And a Power Point slide show made everybody a star asphotos from summer camp were displayed on the big screen.  

Traffice Signs and Safety Cones decorated each table. And a Power Point slide show made everybody a star asphotos from summer camp were displayed on the big screen.  

Each participant and any other children in attendance were given gift bags with neon bicycle pins, tattoos, a bicycle chain bracelet and a Dalí hand-held fan.

Each participant and any other children in attendance were given gift bags with neon bicycle pins, tattoos, a bicycle chain bracelet and a Dalí hand-held fan.

Student Art was displayed along the windows for everyone to see.

Art projects from each class session were on display.

Art projects from each class session were on display.

Handouts were available to take home on How to Re-Set a Slipped Bicycle Chain and  Head Wound facts: Why Head wounds bleed so profusely and How to Stop the Bleeding.  A good time was had by all at the closing Reception for Dalí Safety Summer on Tuesday July 18. 

Handouts were available to take home on How to Re-Set a Slipped Bicycle Chain and  Head Wound facts: Why Head wounds bleed so profusely and How to Stop the Bleeding.  A good time was had by all at the closing Reception for Dalí Safety Summer on Tuesday July 18. 

July 10 - 14 Bicycle Helmet Decorating

After a week's break to observe Independence Day, classes resumed on July 10 and 11 with a bang! Students at Frank Pierce Rec. Center have fun painting and decorating their very own bicycle helmet. Helmets were donated by Jeeves Law Group.  

After a week's break to observe Independence Day, classes resumed on July 10 and 11 with a bang!

Students at Frank Pierce Rec. Center have fun painting and decorating their very own bicycle helmet. Helmets were donated by Jeeves Law Group.

 

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Students were challenged to decorate their bicycle helmets with paint, stickers, translucent ribbons, chenille stems, glitter stars and 3" fun fur mowhawks!!  Fabrics included silver tinsel on black fun fur, fire engine red fun fur and blue/pink/purple fun fur. Fun fur mowhawks were attached without the use of glue since many glues can compromise the safety crash rating of a bicycle helmet.

Students keep their helmets and will use them for the first time on Tuesday July 18th when they participate in a Bicycle Rodeo at Albert Whitted Park just east of the Dalí Museum. The rodeo will be staged by the Dalí Museum and John's Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

This student at Campbell Park chose white fun fur to accent a blue and white helmet. Fun Fur was attached with plastic zip ties or ribbon. Bicycle Helmets were  sized during the student's introductory visit to the Dalí Museum. Helmets were then ordered. Before Helmets could be decorated, the fit required individual adjustment to chin straps and rear tension screws. During class each student was custom fit to the helmet that was their correct size and color choice. Then the fun really began! 

This student at Campbell Park chose white fun fur to accent a blue and white helmet. Fun Fur was attached with plastic zip ties or ribbon. Bicycle Helmets were  sized during the student's introductory visit to the Dalí Museum. Helmets were then ordered. Before Helmets could be decorated, the fit required individual adjustment to chin straps and rear tension screws. During class each student was custom fit to the helmet that was their correct size and color choice.

Then the fun really began! 

Uh Oh...look what happened when we took our hair down for helmet fitting!!  

Uh Oh...look what happened when we took our hair down for helmet fitting!!

 

Weaves, extensions, pony tails and beads can cause a bicycle helmet to seat incorrectly. It is best for hair to be down when fitting a helmet to a student's head. 

Students also received a completion certificate and complimentary Dalí tee shirt with a spiral composed of ants, one of Salvador Dalí's favorite images.

Students also received a completion certificate and complimentary Dalí tee shirt with a spiral composed of ants, one of Salvador Dalí's favorite images.

Some students at Child's Park Rec. Center chose to paint their helmets prior to decorating the top end. Others at Thomas "Jet" Jackson Rec. Center decorated their helmets with wild zebra print tapes.

Some students at Child's Park Rec. Center chose to paint their helmets prior to decorating the top end. Others at Thomas "Jet" Jackson Rec. Center decorated their helmets with wild zebra print tapes.

And still others chose to top it off with FUN decal stickers and colorful, curled chenille stems!

And still others chose to top it off with FUN decal stickers and colorful, curled chenille stems!

This student at Thomas "Jet" Jackson Rec. Center is tying off her chenille stem through the breather holes in the top of the helmet.  Sometimes the stem extension was curled afterward. 

This student at Thomas "Jet" Jackson Rec. Center is tying off her chenille stem through the breather holes in the top of the helmet.  Sometimes the stem extension was curled afterward. 

Ms Laura, Instructor at Thomas "Jet" Jackson demonstrates how to apply tape to cover the bottom portion of a helmet.

A class at Robert's Rec. Center is fully engaged in this fun and unusual project!

A student at Robert's Rec. Center embellishes her twisted chenille stems with foamie stars and adds stickers to her shirt.

Making an innovative fashion statement...these three girls fashion fur collars out of leftover Fun Fur fabric strips.

Making an innovative fashion statement...these three girls fashion fur collars out of leftover Fun Fur fabric strips.

Any way you slice it, these students had tons of creative fun decorating bicycle helmets!

Students at Roberts Rec. with Instructor Melissa Wykell

Students at Roberts Rec. with Instructor Melissa Wykell

June 26 - 30 Gear Head Riders

Students at five local City of St. Petersburg Recreation Centers were challenged to sculpt and mount a surreal chenille stem rider on a mini bike.  This project relates to our Bicycle Safety Summer Outreach theme, sponsored by Jeeves Law Group. The project is also inspired by Salvador Dalí's painting Sentimental Colloquy, 1944.

Sentimental Colloquy, 1944, Oil on Canvas

Sentimental Colloquy, 1944, Oil on Canvas

Gear Head Riders, a sculpting project

Gear Head Riders, a sculpting project

Frank Pierce Rec. Center makes Gear Head Riders

Frank Pierce Rec. Center makes Gear Head Riders

This student from Frank Pierce Rec. Center crafts his rider.

This student from Frank Pierce Rec. Center crafts his rider.

The round table at Child's Park Recreation Center makes teaching a breeze.

The round table at Child's Park Recreation Center makes teaching a breeze.

This student at Child's Park Rec. Center fashioned a basket for the front of her bike and put a baby rider in it.

This student at Child's Park Rec. Center fashioned a basket for the front of her bike and put a baby rider in it.

Students were challenged to sculpt their Rider and sketch the face, adding embellishments as desired.

A headless Rider at Child's Park Rec. Center

A headless Rider at Child's Park Rec. Center

Two boys at Campbell Park enjoy sparing with their Gear Head Riders.

Two boys at Campbell Park enjoy sparing with their Gear Head Riders.

Ms. Cora works with the girls at Campbell Park Rec. Center on their sculptures.

Ms. Cora works with the girls at Campbell Park Rec. Center on their sculptures.

Attaching and balancing the Gear Head Rider to the bicycle is a bit challenging.

Attaching and balancing the Gear Head Rider to the bicycle is a bit challenging.

Coach Allison assists us in the classroom at Thomas "Jet" Jackson Rec. Center.

Coach Allison assists us in the classroom at Thomas "Jet" Jackson Rec. Center.

Katmana, our Roberts Rec. classroom assistant turned her Dali Bicycle Frame into a white face mime. The art projects we introduce into the classroom appeal to students, teens and adults alike.

Katmana, our Roberts Rec. classroom assistant turned her Dali Bicycle Frame into a white face mime. The art projects we introduce into the classroom appeal to students, teens and adults alike.

Blackboard Inspiration

Blackboard Inspiration

Students also worked on Thank You Notes this week. They are challenged to write our sponsors about what they liked best about our program, thanking them for their donation ofmaterials and supplies, food or monetary support.

A student at Frank Pierce Rec. Center shows off his handiwork.

A student at Frank Pierce Rec. Center shows off his handiwork.

Gratitude is an important aspect of daily life that is well worth learning.

Gratitude is an important aspect of daily life that is well worth learning.

June 19 - 23 FrankenBikes

Classroom Project: Franken Bikes

Students at five city recreation centers  in St. Petersburg, FL were challenged to create pastel chalk or colored pencil bicycles in a surreal background featuring unusual wheels and riders.  Projects relate to our Bicycle Safety theme sponsored by Jeeves Law Group and Creative Pinellas. These two students from Thomas "Jet" Jackson Rec. Center hold their completed collaged art.

Students at five city recreation centers  in St. Petersburg, FL were challenged to create pastel chalk or colored pencil bicycles in a surreal background featuring unusual wheels and riders.  Projects relate to our Bicycle Safety theme sponsored by Jeeves Law Group and Creative Pinellas. These two students from Thomas "Jet" Jackson Rec. Center hold their completed collaged art.

Instructor Cora Wooley Waterhouse demonstrates how to create and place a rotating 3D wheel into student projects at Campbell Park recreation center. Donut wheels were very popular!

Instructor Cora Wooley Waterhouse demonstrates how to create and place a rotating 3D wheel into student projects at Campbell Park recreation center. Donut wheels were very popular!

Dark Passions: Student at Campbell Park executes effective foreground, middle ground and background using dark pastels accented with white highlights. 

Dark Passions: Student at Campbell Park executes effective foreground, middle ground and background using dark pastels accented with white highlights. 

Inspired By Dalí's Hallucinogenic Toreador from 1969-70.

Inspired By Dalí's Hallucinogenic Toreador from 1969-70.

This student from Child's Park Recreation Center in St. Petersburg explained how her inspiration came from Salvador Dalí's hidden facial image in the 1969-70 painting Hallucinogenic Toreador.

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Two talented student artists were quick studies. This young man from Child's Park recreation center had enough time to produce two renderings.

The young lady above from Roberts recreation, our "guest" center, finished with enough time left to cut 3D wheels and mount them to cardboard spacers as a help to other classmates. Note her use of spirals, a subject of intense, life-long interest for Dalí. In the background, Instructor Melissa Wykell assists other students with their projects.

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Coach Allison Srinivasa and students from Thomas "Jet" Jackson recreation center in St. Petersburg, FL pose for a group photo in their colorful aprons, a new addition to our program this year. 

Coach Allison Srinivasa and students from Thomas "Jet" Jackson recreation center in St. Petersburg, FL pose for a group photo in their colorful aprons, a new addition to our program this year. 

A student from Child's Park recreation center adds a 3D head in addition to wheels to her Franken Bike art piece.

A student from Child's Park recreation center adds a 3D head in addition to wheels to her Franken Bike art piece.

Completed Projects

Completed Projects

A student from Thomas "Jet" Jackson recreation center holds the Sentimental Bicyclist after Dalí's painting Sentimental Colloquy, 1944.

A busy class at Frank Pierce Rec. Center with Instructor Melissa Hickok.

A busy class at Frank Pierce Rec. Center with Instructor Melissa Hickok.

Melissa Hickok instructs students at Child's Park recreation center.  

Melissa Hickok instructs students at Child's Park recreation center.

 

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A student at Frank Pierce recreation center experiments with blending pastel chalks.

The possibilities for self-expression are endless with projects incorporating surrealism.

The possibilities for self-expression are endless with projects incorporating surrealism.

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Students are always eager to help Instructors transport art supplies to their cars at end-of-day. 

Students are always eager to help Instructors transport art supplies to their cars at end-of-day. 

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End-of-class clean-up is an aspect of team work that is always appreciated by Dalí Museum Instructors.

 

 

June 12, Dalí Safety Summer Kick-Off

tHE dALI mUSEUM INCORPORATES ART AND bICYCLE sAFETY FOR A SUMMER OF FUN SPONSORED BY jEEVES lAW gROUP.

tHE dALI mUSEUM INCORPORATES ART AND bICYCLE sAFETY FOR A SUMMER OF FUN SPONSORED BY jEEVES lAW gROUP.

City of St. Petersburg Recreation Center students kicked off the Dalí Safety Summer Art Outreach program with a Bicycle Safety presentation given by Tina Sink from the Tampa organization, More Health.  

rOADSIDE RULES QUESTIONS WERE NOT EXACTLY EASY. 

rOADSIDE RULES QUESTIONS WERE NOT EXACTLY EASY. 

Students broke up into groups and brainstormed answers to questions to earn points in a Roadside Rules Jeopardy game.  A student scorekeeper held the Jeopardy scoreboard as both sides competed. Do you know the answers to these questions?

  • What is the required distance to walk around the front of a bus? 
  • Which side of the street do you ride on?
  • Which side of the street do you walk on?
  • Why do you wear a helmet?
  • What kind of clothes should one wear when riding a bicycle at night?
  • What other items are required for night riding?

 

Bicycle Safety Presenter, Tina Sink, More HEalth, Tampa, FL 6-12-17

Bicycle Safety Presenter, Tina Sink, More HEalth, Tampa, FL 6-12-17

Student groups dressed up like Dali in front of Self-Portrait 1921

Student groups dressed up like Dali in front of Self-Portrait 1921

Students were fitted for Bicycle helmets By staff from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. they will paint and decorate their helmets in a later class session at local cITY Recreation Centers. Afterward they worked off extra energy in the gARDEN labyrinth and finalized their introductory visit to the Dali Museum by posing at the giant mustache. 

Students were fitted for Bicycle helmets By staff from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. they will paint and decorate their helmets in a later class session at local cITY Recreation Centers. Afterward they worked off extra energy in the gARDEN labyrinth and finalized their introductory visit to the Dali Museum by posing at the giant mustache. 

OUR STUDENT SCOREKEEPER SITS IN FRONT OF sENTIMENTAL cOLLOQUY, A dALI PAINTING FROM 1944 FEATURING A GROUP OF BICYCLISTS RIDING IN THE DESERT WITH ROCKS ON THEIR HEADS AND VEILS TRAILING OFF THE REAR.  sURREALISTS PUT THINGS WHERE THEY DIDN'T BELONG TO SHOCK PEOPLE AND MAKE THEM THINK.

OUR STUDENT SCOREKEEPER SITS IN FRONT OF sENTIMENTAL cOLLOQUY, A dALI PAINTING FROM 1944 FEATURING A GROUP OF BICYCLISTS RIDING IN THE DESERT WITH ROCKS ON THEIR HEADS AND VEILS TRAILING OFF THE REAR.  sURREALISTS PUT THINGS WHERE THEY DIDN'T BELONG TO SHOCK PEOPLE AND MAKE THEM THINK.

THE DALI MUSEUM

2017 is the 21st year that The Dalí Museum will offer our Summer Recreation Center Art Workshops, an innovative series of workshops with a rotating theme expanding a five-week period. In these workshops children are able to experience the work of Salvador Dalí and explore the creative process by making art related to Dalí. Many students are exposed for the first time to using various mediums such as paints, pastel chalks, collage, and paper maché.  They may also be challenged to create projects using recycled materials. Finally, students and their families visit the Museum, a first time experience for many.

In cooperation with the City of St. Petersburg’s Leisure Services Department, the program is offered to underserved inner city students in five of the city’s recreation centers. As a result it allows 120 children the opportunity to participate in a number of activities and events. Since the focus of this year’s workshops revolves around bike safety, projects will help children master their art by applying both bicycles and themes of Salvador Dalí’s work (bicycles are featured prominently in several important Dali works, on view in our permanent exhibition).  Teachers present pre-planned projects with instructions and a visual example of a number of possible outcomes. Teachers may embellish the projects, if desired, after discussion at Instructor planning meetings, allowing children to create with an openness unrestricted by the expectation of creating an exact replica. Additionally, children actively participate in two visits to The Museum. During an introductory visit they will connect with Dalí during a brief tour of our collection, receive an introduction to Surrealism, and also hear a bicycle safety presentation. During the concluding visit to the Museum, they will participate in a specialist-led bike rodeo, learning/demonstrating the skills and precautions necessary to safely ride a bicycle. A reception and awards ceremony immediately follows.  Families are invited to view their work as well as photos taken of their weeks at the workshops. These workshops are an experience many of these children do not otherwise have the ability to participate in and as a result have become a staple within the communities in which the rec – centers are located.