San Diego Jewish Academy
High School Humanities
Fill-the-Well
(idea adapted from Julia Kirk Cameron's The Artist's Way and
Laura Hill, art director at Coronado School of the Arts)


Filling the well involves the active (or incidental) pursuit of images to refresh our artistic reservoirs. The language of art is in the image, the symbol. It is a sensual one, a language of felt experience. When we work at our art, we dip into the well of our experience and scoop out images. Because we do this, we need to learn how to put images back.

In your own "Fill-the-Well" book, collect visual images, experiences, writings (song lyrics, poetry, quotes), ideas, doodles, and so on…cut images out of magazines, paint, collect photographs, write profound or even less than mediocre thoughts over postcards, newspaper clippings, club fliers, music advertisements. Paste "found objects" in your "Well": leaves, random papers (worn bags and papers can add texture, color, memories), candy wrappers, packaging remnants, stamps, cloth, pieces of a letter from an old friend. The possibilities are endless--your only limitation is your imagination!

Attach this flier to the next blank page of your "Well". Record the date on each page you fill.


Places to we love to go in the San Diego area for walk abouts and well-filling opportunities include:

Balboa Park - http://www.balboapark.org/ - the official website provides all kinds of info.

Beaches

  • Coronado
  • Imperial Beach Pier
  • Torrey Pines

Eateries and watering holes with incredible views and/or terminally hip atmospheres.

  • Bayou Bar & Grill - (619) 696-8747 - 329 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101
  • Bread & Cie - http://sandiego.citysearch.com/E/V/SANCA/0000/69/00/cs1.html - (619) 683 9322 - 350 University Ave., San Diego 92103
  • Clubhouse Bar & Grill - (619) 435-1740 - Coronado Municipal Golf Course, 2000 Visalia Row,Coronado, CA 92118,
  • Fish Market - (619) 232 3474 - 750 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
  • Hotel del Coronado - We love the deck or the bar overlooking the ocean.
  • Il Fornaio Italian Restaurant - http://www.ilfornaio.com/ - (619) 437 4911 - 1333 First Street (next to the Coronado Ferry Plaza), right on San Diego Bay overlooking downtown San Diego.
  • Loews Coronado Bay Resort - http:// www.loewshotels.com - 4000 Coronado Bay Rd., Coronado, CA 92118, (619) 424-4000, Toll Free (800) 815-6397
  • Peohe's - Ferry Landing Marketplace, 1201 First Street, Coronado, CA 92118, (619) 437-4474
  • Point Loma Seafoods - (619) 223 1109 - 2805 Emerson St. (Pt. Loma), San Diego, CA 92106
  • Prado Restaurant at Balboa Park - http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/prado.html - (619) 557-9441 - In the center of Balboa Park at the House of Hospitality 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA
  • Prego Ristorante - http://sandiego.citysearch.com/E/V/SANCA/0000/44/69/ - (610) 294 4700 - 1370 Frazee Rd, San Diego, CA 92108 - no view, but great food and ambiance.
  • Sally's - Hyatt Regency San Diego - (619) 687-6080 - 1 Market Pl., San Diego, CA 92101

Gaslamp Quarter - http://www.gothere.com/sandiego/gaslamp.htm - Sidewalk cafes and open air restaurants, jazz clubs, late night dancing, resident artists and micro breweries - Shops and galleries of every variety are scattered throughout the 21 block district.

General San Diego Directories

Julian - http://www.julianca.com/ - small mountain town with great apple pie.

Little Italy - http://www.littleitalysd.com/

Museums

  • Mingei International Museum - http://www.mingei.org/ - (619) 239 0003 - Traditional and contemporary folk art, crafts, and design - Plaza de Panama Balboa Park, - Hours Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Closed Mondays and National Holidays
  • Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) - http://www.mopa.org/ - (619) 238 7559 - 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. MoPA is located in the Casa de Balboa building, east of the main traffic circle and central fountain. - Monday through Sunday 10 a.m.-5p.m.
  • San Diego Museum of Art - http://www.sdmart.com/ - (619) 232-7931 - 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, California, - Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art - http://www.mcasandiego.org/ - (619) 454 3541 - 700 Prospect St., San Diego (La Jolla)
  • Timken Museum of Art - http://gort.ucsd.edu/sj/timken/ - 619 239-5548 - 1500 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1620, Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Sunday Afternoon from 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Closed Monday, and the month of September. Admission is FREE!

Parks & Open Space


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