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Fluxus Theater

Fluxus Theater

</Fluxus-Theater > : Fluxus through theatrical performance. Young children perform fluxus art in a theatrical theme as a way to understand performance art and play. Placement: Urban Arts Academy K-2 Afterschool Program with teaching artist Jeralise Tylke.

Self Portraits : Preschool

Self Portraits : Preschool

Pre-K self portraits inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat. MCAD Teaching Artist Dana Sexton leading the project in La Kong’s Preschool class at Urban Arts Academy.

The Art Pop Shop: Product design for 3-5th grade

The Art Pop Shop: Product design for 3-5th grade

Product creation for a fictional retail store designed to align with the season, target audience and overall brand identity of the store presented with the student ‘pitch’. Teaching Artist Minor and Entrepreneurial Studies Major working with Sagirah Shahid’s 2nd-4th grade after school programming.

Economics Market Advertisements for 2nd Grade

Economics Market Advertisements for 2nd Grade

Graphic Design addresses posters for classroom sales in a Social Studies Monetization unit stduents working with MCAD Teaching Artist in Ashley Rudolphs 2nd grade classroom at Whittier International School.

Ojibwe Animal Paintings for 2nd Grade - Lesson by Evie Rozendaal

Ojibwe Animal Paintings for 2nd Grade - Lesson by Evie Rozendaal

Based on traditional Ojibwe animal paintings discovered in their reading, students create their own artistic renderings of the animals they feel represents them using vibrant colors and abstract shapes to interpret their characteristics. MCAD Teaching Artist Evie Rozendaal working with Ulla Tervo Desnick and her 2nd graders at Expo Elementary School.

Suminagashi Paper Marbling for 4th Grade

Suminagashi Paper Marbling for 4th Grade

Using ancient Japanese marbling Suminagashi techniques, students collaborate to produce ink designs that they will transfer to paper from water and draw comparisons between water treatment/eliminating water pollution and lifting the ink. MCAD Teaching Artist Evie Rozendaal working with Jane Swatosh and 4th graders at Whittier International School.

Sculpting an Object

Sculpting an Object

A Walker Art Center pop up putty molding project engaging memory connecting to the Jason Moran exhibition with MCAD Teaching Artist minor/ Illustration major Betsy Lehr.

Creating Weather Graphics Teamwork for 2nd Grade

Creating Weather Graphics Teamwork for 2nd Grade

Being a Weather Reporter. In this lesson teaching artist Dan Ploof guides students through the visualization of the weather report as they set up background for their weather reporting videos.

Pattern Your Life / Printmaking: Kindergarteners

Pattern Your Life / Printmaking: Kindergarteners

Relief printing and journal making for the Kindergartener. This project engages children in pre-math concepts through active pattern creation and sequential book making techniques

A Narrative Chair: 2-4th Grade

A Narrative Chair: 2-4th Grade

This project offers young students the opportunity to envision a chair or piece of furniture as designers through a hands-on interactive model making process and invent a fictional story about it. 

Story Speed Drawing: An Animation

Story Speed Drawing: An Animation

An environment fairytale written by Teaching Artist Nathalie Pedracine was animated by Kenwood 3rd graders in this arts infused language arts lesson.

Frog Puppets with Pre-K

Frog Puppets with Pre-K

Doodlebugs practiced their motor skills in this frog puppet project lead by teaching artist Hannah Brown and were introduced to the life cycle of frogs by Silverwood naturalists.  

Masks Inspired by Liberian Culture

Masks Inspired by Liberian Culture

In preparation for World Cultures Day, Jackson Elementary 1st grades students worked with Teaching Artist Brandie Zaspel to create masks inspired by Liberian culture. 

Aladdin Collage Project

Aladdin Collage Project

Using scraps from the costume production of Out On A Limb Dance Studio’s production of Aladdin , the Jackson Preparatory Magnet students created a community collage inspired by Arabian Mosaics and the play they viewed lead by Teaching Artist Brandie Zaspel.