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524 S 1st Ave
Arcadia, CA, 91006
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Creative World Art School is a non-profit organization in Arcadia, CA focusing on arts education. We offer weekend fine arts classes, an after-school program, summer art camps, birthday art workshops, and more.

Writing & Words

Cloudtropolis / Undertropolis

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For this semester's Metropolis theme, Ms. Rosaline's Creative Writing classes have been creating some imaginary cities of their own. Each class created their own city, imagined themselves as a character in that city, and wrote a biography for that character. Some citizens created include a mayor, a principal, a thunder maker, a sky healer, a town zombie, a metalsmith, and a cotton candy farmer. Then, as group, each class wrote an origin story for their world. Read their stories below!

The Battle for Cloudtropolis

A thousand years ago, there was a magical mountain called Evap Mountain. One evening, a light snowstorm started to fall. The snow that fell on Evap Mountain then evaporated and  mysteriously formed into a cloudland in the sky. A few days later, snow fell on Evap mountain again, but this time it was a heavy snow. When the snow evaporated, the heavy snow couldn’t make it all the way up to the sky. Instead cloud people were formed who floated up onto the new cloudland.

When the earth people noticed they became jealous of the new land and planned a attack to take over the new land. They battled for five long, hard, ugly months. The victors of the fight emerged as the cloud people. The defeated people were forced to live underground as an eternal punishment and the cloud people decided to name their new land Cloudtropolis.

The Legend of Undertropolis

9,999 years ago a god named Titanus was banished to a red, dusty, desperate planet. He was the only one there. Because he was so lonely, his sad emotions and angry emotions collide together and gave him the urge to smash something with his rage. His rage caused his hands to become enormous and hard as diamond and he smashed them into the earth, forming a crack all the way to the planet’s core. The impact of his fist caused an explosion underground which carved out a cavernous space.

Then he realized that he could create people out of clay and create his own city in the space. The clay people came alive and decided they needed a ruler. There was one Under Citizen who was the nicest, most noble, and fair of them all so they chose her as Queen. Her name was Queen Shadow Under  and she controlled the creation of Undertroplis.

The god realized Undertroplis was already independent so he left to another planet.


Cloud Poetry

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Check out these rainy day cloud poems from our students!

Ms. Debbie & Ms. Renee B.'s writing class (K-2nd)

Ms. Debbie & Ms. Renee B.'s writing class (K-2nd)

Pink clouds look surprised.
Clouds look like red candy air.
Air is like sad rain.
— Iris (1st grade)

"The Legend of Dragon Ice Cream" & "The Reflective Castle"

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Ms. Rosaline's 3-5 grade writing class worked on making their own scrolls inscribed with castle lore! Check out these two examples from Eugene and Sophie:

The Legend of Dragon Ice Cream
By Eugene
Long time ago...there was a castle on an Island. IN the castle lived a powerful king, wizard, priest, blacksmith, and an army. One day, the wizard accidentally made a dragon that breathed fire, lightning, ice, and rocks. The dragon had four heads. The army tried to kill the dragon but the dragon kicked the army's butt. Then the wizard made a laser to melt the dragon. After they melted the dragon they had dragon ice cream. That's why the castle is named Dragon Ice Cream.

The Reflective Castle
By Sophie
King K and the Queen Q are the king and queen of the Reflective Castle. They both rode on male unicorns. But on the other side there were huns and vampires. And their pets were hun horses and vampire bats. The huns and vampires were angered because the king and queen were ruling the entire universe. Then the huns and vampires took 24 hours to get tho the Reflective Castle because their pets were always drinking from their home lake. Then finally they arrived at the Reflective Castle. They went through the Crocodile Gate. When they were inside the Reflective Castle the knights were all sleeping in baby bedrooms. So there were no knights protecting the Reflective Castle. They thought it was easy to go up the steps but it wasn't because there were 1,000,000 steps to get to the throne room. But then one of the knights woke up and put a note on the 100th step. They finally to to the 100th step but still there was more to go. They found the note and it said...If you go to the throne room then there will be aggressive knights protecting the king and queen. Uh Oh!!! The huns and vampires were frightened so they changed their minds. The huns and vampires were just giving flowers for the king and queen's wedding anniversary instead. They're going to live in the bloody room because they eat blood. 

My Planet Project

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My Planet Project, K-1st grade, Clara's project featured (October 2015)

My Planet Project, K-1st grade, Clara's project featured (October 2015)

Our students made wonderful artistic and textual depictions of their very own planets. Ms. Sandy and Ms. Debby have been reading to CW students about different characteristics of planets in our solar system. Then the students were challenged to come up with their very own imaginary planet.

Many students described having lava, spikes, blues, reds, chocolate, angry birds, and even cats on their planets!

The photograph above shows Clara's visual of her planet up close and its description. She even wrote in a poetic form, breaking off her lines instead of utilizing the entire paper! Clara's writing and artwork, along with all the other student's is out of this world!

Imaginary Trip to Outer Space

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Ms. Sandy leads students in a brainstorm for plotting their trip into space! (September 2015)

Ms. Sandy leads students in a brainstorm for plotting their trip into space! (September 2015)

Students explore narrative through a series of questions. Where are the characters (themselves)? How do the characters get there? What do they see? Why did they go to space? Did they face any problems?

These exercises help students understand and break down narrative structures as well as have fun with their imaginations.