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.