Class began at Grover Washington this week with a free-write exercise. Students were shown a photograph of an elephant chained to a truck or vehicle and asked to write anything about the photo that came to mind.
Below are examples of student responses that were shared out loud with the class. It was [...]
Angel Hogan, a Philadelphia-based poet is working with Zafka Christensen and her students at Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter High School as their teaching artist for the LTP Project. As a workshop leader in storytelling at First Person Arts and with experience also at Art Sanctuary, Angel worked with students yesterday on a Thesaurus [...]
This morning, after grabbing a much needed Starbucks cappuccino, I met Carla Bednar of ArtsRising to visit CCA Baldi Middle School. Teaching Artist Ellie Hutchinson, of Al Bustan Seeds of Culture, would be in the classroom today doing a writing lesson with her students, so we though this would be the perfect time to visit [...]
This week at Baldi, Ms. Elder showed me some of the first printed photographs from her class. The photos were from a self-portrait assignment where students were allowed to take the cameras home.
Class began with a quick re-cap. Students had completed a poem using the letters in their [...]
Class began this week with a POD or “problem of the day.”
This is how each class begins at Esperanza. The POD helps students settle into the classroom and get focused on their work. Today’s POD was “What is the focal point in this image? What compositional choices has the photographer made that help lead [...]
This past Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19 Katie Hyde, Director of Literacy Through Photography at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, was at Moore for a 2-day workshop for Moore Art Education faculty and students who will be participating in our program this fall and beyond.
Katie shared recent work from Tanzania where [...]
Despite having to cut our time short this week , we had a great class at Grover.
We began by looking at examples of storyboards, a concept that students were familiar with from a previous project, looking specifically at examples of car design, fashion design, and a self portraits. We discussed different elements that can [...]
I am really excited to tell you about the class at Grover Washington on March 8, 2011.
This week students chose one of the photographs they took for their – project on our field trip last week. After printing out their photographs we began with a short exercise, looking at examples of photos with strong [...]
Julia Katz Terry has been working with students at Beeber Middle School on a mask-making activity as part of their LTP project. Below are a few pictures of the students in action, learning how to make make plaster molds of each others’ faces.
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