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Moon, Seungho – Teaching Artist Journal, 2016
An arts-based afterschool program is introduced in advancing children's democratic citizenship and a sense of community. The ARtS Initiative (Aesthetic, Reflexive thoughts, & Sharing) has reimagined arts and aesthetics for young people in urban settings, providing an unquantifiable experience focused on promoting pluralistic societies. The…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, College School Cooperation, After School Programs
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Christensen, Carrie Ann – Teaching Artist Journal, 2015
The classroom offers a unique and effective venue for community engagement and an opportunity for teaching artists to dive into a topic on both practical and theoretical levels, resulting in well-informed input. That well-informed input is then translated into thoughtful action. It is exciting to engage students early on in shaping their community…
Descriptors: Art Education, Water, School Community Relationship, Elementary School Students
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Rosenfeld, Malke; Johnson, Marquetta; Plemons, Anna; Makol, Suzanne; Zanskas, Meghan; Dzula, Mark; Mahoney, Meg Robson – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
Writing about the teaching artist practice should mean writing about art making. As both teacher and artist, the authors are required to be cognizant of their own art-making processes, both how it works and why it is important to them, in order to make this process visible to their students. They also need the same skills to write about how and…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Writing (Composition), After School Programs
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Rosenfeld, Malke; Mahoney, Meg Robson; Jordan, Kim; Jackson, Spoon; Gabel, Bonnie; Adams, Holly; Plemons, Anna – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
It is definitely easier to write about work when things are going well, but it is even more important to write about what happens when things get challenging. The act of writing about the challenging times can be challenging in itself but can also provide invaluable insights into the process of teaching: important for the writer and just as…
Descriptors: Art Education, Writing (Composition), Personal Narratives, Art Teachers
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Rosenfeld, Malke, Ed. – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
This section is full of stories from teaching artists working to clarify what needs to change within their practices and moving toward solutions--whether it's supporting a classroom of learners in new and unexpected ways, reassessing one's approach in the classroom, shepherding an individual child toward success, or professionalizing an entire…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Teachers, Art Education, Educational Practices
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Lopez, Marina – Teaching Artist Journal, 2006
In this article, the author describes the learning her students gained from their field trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago. On their trip to MCA, her fourth-grade students discovered new and surprising ways to approach the work of artist Dan Flavin.
Descriptors: Field Trips, Art Education, Museums, Grade 4
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Brouillette, Liane – Teaching Artist Journal, 2006
This article looks at an inner city playwriting project that brought professional writers and artists into inner city classrooms to help students explore the cultural history of their community and begin to find their own voices as writers. This project was set up by Larry Hunter, an African American playwright who worked as a writer-in-residence…
Descriptors: Playwriting, Music, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Kelin, Daniel A., II – Teaching Artist Journal, 2004
In this article, the author talks about the "December 7, 1941 Project," a partnership between Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) and a local elementary school. The project brought together 4th and 5th grade students and teachers with community elders, artists and parents, using oral history and drama education to investigate memories…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Art Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Tapley, Erin – Teaching Artist Journal, 2004
Throughout history, visual artists have consciously pulled away from the mainstream hustle and bustle to concentrate, be alone and get work done. Many students in traditional school settings do not have the opportunity to experience those work conditions, given the numbers of students in a typical classroom and class period time restrictions. Even…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Elementary Secondary Education, Artists, Grade 4