Artist Bren Bataclan who makes happy, bright vibrant works of art. He also spreads kindness by giving away free art! Check his TEDx Talk and interview! It will make you smile!
Thanks to a grant from the Burlington Education Foundation Bren will will be here at BHS on Wednesday September 26th (times listed below) to meet and talk with all of our students.
Bren was born in the Philippines and moved to the US with his family in 1981. He was 12 when they arrived to settle in Daly City, a section of San Francisco with a large Fillippino population.
Bataclan's artistic goal is to make people smile. One way he achieves this goal is that he gives some of his paintings away. His paintings have reached people everywhere from Austria to Uganda, from Aruba to Wales.
What started as a street project 15 years ago has grown into Bren having given away close to 3,000 paintings in 70 countries as he continues to spread his message of kindness. When he gives away his paintings, there is a note asking people to 'smile at random people more often. It is this message we hope to share with students and staff at BHS on September 25th and beyond.
Bren's message fits perfectly into the BSmart Programming message this year of
Your Voice, Your Choice, Choose to be Nice. You can read more about Bren here: Bren Bataclan wants to make you smile.
Wednesday, September 25
Day 6 Long 1
Period 7 9:30-10: 14 am
Period 1 10:17-11:32 am
Talk for one hour
Period 3-5 Art Workshop
3/29/2018 12:57:23 am
I was having same vision about art that you are being presenting in this post for the mean time. It sure seems to be a good idea to know more about the creative ideas to present what is going in mind for art.
4/23/2018 12:36:01 am
It is hard to believe that a person is able to give away his talent for a smile. On the other side I am sure that smile is surely being worth of something that means a lot to every person that is concern.
10/31/2022 08:47:15 pm
Loved reaading this thank you
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Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.
Burlington Public Schools