Last Saturday, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation hosted its 1st (of many) reading event here in the Bay Area. The foundation, focused on early literacy, held a daylong literacy and arts event at San Jose’s Happy Hollow Park and Zoo.
Artspiration was in the house to help organize the event. Four art stations were set up with activities for the more than 1500 children in attendance. One of the more popular events was the bat mask where children were able to creatively design a mask and wear it home.
Another was the snake station, where students focused on patterning to decorate their creations, and then cut it out.
Celebrity storytelling was a highlight on the stage mc’ed by NBC’s Diane Dwyer. Footage of the event can be viewed here.
The Santa Clara County Office of Education was proud to support this year’s event and looks forward to our future work with the Always Dream Foundation and with Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. The new installation of artwork will be up by the end of September.