Rooftop Alternative School            ART IS... ASAWA


In 2006-2007, the selected work of art to be studied by our students is “The Sculptures of Ruth Asawa: Contours in the Air” at the de Young Museum, a retrospective exhibit of the work of San Francisco artist and arts education advocate Ruth Asawa. 

This website was created to assist teachers, parents and students in their classroom study of Asawa’s art.

Download the Rooftop

De Young Visit Materials for Your Classroom Visits Here!

Asawa Mini Book

Asawa mini book.pdf

De Young Self-Guided Tour

Connecting Asawa

to other works of art

deYoung self tour.pdf

“ART IS…” is a Rooftop art education program that uses works of art to provide an inexhaustible resource for exploration, reflection and understanding.  The program actively engages students, supports learning across the curriculum, and builds critical thinking skills through “hands-on” art making, reflection and research.

“ART IS...” will bring works of art (music, dance, theater and visual art, with a focus on multicultural work) to all Rooftop students and develop partnerships between teachers, teaching artists, arts organizations and art parents to develop integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum that will support learning for all students.


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