Fort Vancouver High School - Ms. Linday Johnson's art class gets the propaganda workshop in MAY 2013 in a BIG WAY!!!
MORE TO COME!
Portland's student show at the Q Community Center will open on February 24 though April 27th.
Please join the Community and the Foundation to celebrate tolarance, respect, and awareness seen through the students of teachers, Marie Pearson's art class block printing workshop at Wilson High School and Dulcinea Myers-Newcomb's propaganda posters from Lakeridge Junior High School. Click on these links to see posters and info regarding the shows.
The Charles Surendorf II Art Foundation's mission is to inspire young, aspiring artists in our nation's high schools. We do this with assemblies, exhibitions, and two week-long workshops exclusively for and at high schools, using the art of Charles Surendorf II as a springboard, while teaching his unique block printing technique. We also like to include K-8th grade students with lectures about different parts of history and Art. We inspire teachers to use expression of "solving issues" with propaganda poster making, and showing how history was shared by artists in the past and the students should feel a sense of pride to share "NOW" history for the future students to come.
To learn more about our program, go here.
Current Event Schedule - OPEN LETTER TO FELLOW SOAK FRIENDS
Charlie Surendorf began his propaganda art in 1928, drawing cartoons for the local newspapers and then became a WPA artist in 1934, a WWII poster artist, finally he found that life as an artist was much better spent with people, getting them to either raise their eyebrows or raise their glasses to his creation. He did not take on arrogance, but he did take on a strong feeling about social justice and beautiful woman. In memory of Surendorf, I formed a non profit foundation, to teach a part of history that carried the same views as today, in a Burning Man spirit of barter, love, and leave no trace left behind other than positive, creative spirit. Beth Cook got it as she entered into the Charlie’s Woodblock Woodstock camp at SOAK. In any time, past present and future we need to exercise both sides of our brain or we are lost. I ask that none of you who got caught up in the feelings of SOAK lose that passion to share your right brains proudly. Support the small Foundation who gives a shit about results and not about building an empire of cash.
We are the future only when we can give freely the truth about the past. Thank you SOAKERS for the love, for loving Winkie the Camp Cat, and for all the energy that you gave me to keep on with my mission.
2012 schedule coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy the latest videos on YouTube of the various workshops from 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iRaaAlikzU&feature=youtu.be
Feel free to click on the past event and see updated information about what took place and pictures of the events that have been included.
Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties Workshops - Fall 2011
Tuolumne and Calaveras School Workshops were completed in October 2011. See the interview with teacher Suzanne Smith from Calaveras High School.
CONGRATS TO Cary McGrew - Lode Lynching winner and Esther Osborne - Lily Tomlin ticket winner - 11-12-11
SOAK - Portland's Burning Man June 16-19, 2011 - http://www.burningmanportland.com/ Charlies Woodblock Woodstock received a $75.00 art scholarship to teach block printing during this event and to share the stories of the Foundation's dreams . . . GREAT weekend to get intouch with your real self!