Working with a professional teaching artist, students and teachers can explore and expand their creativity in new and innovative ways through a myriad of mediums. Whether it is exploring a new art form or increasing skills in a familiar one, Arts Horizons art programs are designed for the developmental and skill level of all students.
Create a mural around a curricular theme or special focus. Arts Horizons teaching artists brainstorm with students to incorporate their ideas and images into the overall composition and collaborate to create a permanent or temporary work of art for the school.
Students create installation art based on current social issues or topics that are meaningful to them. Express and interpret these topics through the creation of a permanent sculpture, mural or individual pieces of art. Connect to the curriculum through social studies or language arts as students examine their voice through works of literature or current events.
Students bring characters to life as they create puppets inspired by existing literature or curricular themes. Learn the art of puppet making as students create their own puppets and perform a puppet show. Choose from clay and rod, shadow, marionette or hand puppets as this residency integrates visual arts and literacy with a theatrical performance.
This workshop offers an introduction to Graffiti History, Terminology, Letter Forms, Characters, Techniques and Mediums. This experience will give participants full minds and busy hands. Graffiti is for everybody, which is one of the reasons it is so effective in the classroom. This class in no way endorses illegal Graffiti, but recognizes where it started (trains and walls) and where it has gone (museums, fashion, and advertising). Writing our names with style, we will explore the art form know as Graffiti.
Aesthetics, Communication, Creativity, Critique Design and Creation, Elements and Principles of Art, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Manipulation and Interpretation Math, Self-Expression, Social Studies, Teamwork, World Cultures, History and Society.