Alchemia is a nonprofit organization operating out of a classroom behind the Living Word Chapel and Korean Baptist…More Church of Novato near the intersection of Novato Boulevard and Wilson Avenue.
The organization supports a group of students with different abilities, and its work focuses on visual arts and performing arts. Alchemia puts on occasional art exhibitions, organizes the Alchemia Store to sell its arts and crafts and also stages theatrical performances.
To learn more about its services, students or staff, please visit its website.
Jem Graphics 74 Digital Dr, Novato, CA94949 Jem Graphics is a professional multi-media studio that offers video production and photographic services. It has…More state-of-the-art HD equipment that is used to create videos for its corporate clients. It also performs advertising photography that is integrated with Web sites and published materials.
Marin School of the Arts 625 Arthur St, Novato, CA94947 Part of Novato High School, Marin School of the Arts emphasizes special programs for visual arts, performing arts,…More digital and graphic arts, creative writing and music. The concept is to have a public school option for students all over Marin County who want more than the standard arts curriculum available at other schools. There are approximately 350 students at MSA, some of whom live outside of Novato. In the morning they attend regular Novato High classes, and in the afternoon they are instructed by eight teachers and a team of working arts professionals. In 2008, the 45 MSA seniors received $1.7 million in scholarships. Mark Peabody created the school's concept, wrote and secured a state grant, and became the founder of the 501c nonprofit that led to the creation of MSA. He remains the school's director and an assistant principal at Novato High. Peabody is a former Marin County Teacher of the Year who attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, specializing in bass. Students interested in attending MSA and their parents can take a guided tour of the campus, led by staff members and parent volunteers. Prospects must audition for an MSA program or present a portfolio of their work, then be interviewed by the MSA faculty and write an essay on deadline. Enrollment is free, but parents are expected to become active boosters to support the non-profit school.