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Fall has finally arrived in full force, and Arts Horizons is busy with launch of many arts education residencies. We would like to once again highlight and recognize our longstanding partnership with Moshulu Montefiore Community Center (MMCC) and our fall arts education residencies at their Edenwald Campus site in the Bronx. MMCC is a longstanding community organization that serves more than 35,000 preschoolers, school age children, teens, adults and senior citizens in Bronx and Manhattan through free and affordable support, enrichment, education, and recreation programs. MMCC offers a wide selection of after school programming for all age groups at more than twenty sites in the two boroughs. MMCC’s after school and summer programming is part of the Beacon and SONYC (School’s Out NYC) initiatives by the Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) in collaboration with the Administration for Child Services (ACS) and the Department of Homeless Services.
We are thrilled that 6 AH Teaching Artists are offering an eclectic offering of engaging programming to elementary and middle school children. Larry Washington is conducting a lively percussion residency while Dean Maitland and Ken Fury are teaching various styles of dance. Students are studying visual art with Yako Prodis, Vickie Fremont, and Natalie Alleyne. AH Program Coordinator Kiran Rajagopalan had the opportunity to visit Edenwald Campus to observe Yako in action! Let’s take a quick peek into his class!
Yako is a Bronx-based Hip Hop artist, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, beatboxer, and graffiti writer, and he is a long-time teaching artist and assembly performer with Arts Horizons. He has an MFA from Goddard College’s Interdisciplinary Arts program, and he has composed music for the multi-media performance “The Spinning Wheel” and co-curated his first large scale exhibition at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn with longtime collaborator and AH teaching artist Baba Israel. YAKO 440 also a co-founder of the new rare groove band SOUL INSCRIBED.
His residency at MMCC focused on graffiti writing, and students were first given a brief introduction to NYC’s stunning subway graffiti art of the late 1970s and 1980s. He then had students draw their names in large letters on thick art paper and select two colored markers (one dark and one light shade). He taught them some fundamental techniques of graffiti including drawing shadow boxes and outlining letters. He also asked students to incorporate their favorite character into their writing – skulls and monsters were a clear favorite since it was Halloween and Día de los Muertos! After a few sessions of working with markers, students graduated to paint pens to create their own graffiti art like the professionals!
Arts Horizons is thrilled to see such active participation in the arts at this MMCC Beacon site, and we are grateful to hear that our teaching artists’ efforts were well appreciated by students, faculty, and administrators. We would also like to thank Ms. Kim Viade, Ms. Tashan Dawkins, and all of the MMCC staff for welcoming us into their programs. We are excited to continue our collaborative work with this amazing organization during this academic year.
Bring a Live Interactive Performance with The Redhawk Native American Dancers to your school.
The Redhawk Dance Troupe focuses on three important factors: to educate; to entertain; and to break stereotypes. By sharing the origin and history of the dances, as well as the meaning of their traditional regalia, they provide the audience with authentic interpretations. The dance troupe has fashioned breathtaking performances that will make one’s heart soar while experiencing an explosion of color and sound.
Traditional dances and stories are combined with a contemporary style of presenting that continues to capture audiences around the world. The programs include different forms of audience participation, allowing participants to share Native American Indian cultural traditions.
To book an assembly program with the Redhawks Native American Dance Troupe contact: Gloria Page, firstname.lastname@example.org 1-888-522-ARTS(2787) x 120
Bring an Arts Horizons Live Assembly Performance to your Program.
Bullying isn’t a new problem, but with modern technology students are facing new challenges unique to their generation. It affects not only the students being bullied, but also the parents, the teachers, the bullies themselves, and the entire school culture. Arts Horizons offers programs that address bullying through specially designed residencies, assemblies, and professional development workshops that focus on conflict management, character development, and community building.
Arts Horizons’ talented teaching artists will work with you to custom design artist-in-residence programs that integrate the arts into any curriculum area or focus on a specific art form. Let Arts Horizons help you create a culture of empowerment through the arts!
Grades K-12 Available Programs
These programs are part show, part workshop. Students watch and learn from the scripted elements of each show and then participate in conflict resolution improv scenes to foster a greater understanding on what to do if they find themselves in these situations
Grades K-6 Available Programs
Thorough lively music, humor and audience interaction, children learn important Character Education messages.
Grades 3-12 Available Programs
Anti-bullying through music is a series of live short stage plays. These assemblies increase the awareness of bullying as a common serious problem of school-age children and advocates for effective bullying prevention approaches by educating students, boosting self-confidence and teaching critical lessons about character and other important social skills.
FOR PRICING AND INFORMATION ON OUR PROGRAMS
Contact: Gloria Page Gloria@artshorizons.org
888-522-ARTS EXT. 120
Arts Horizons is currently accepting applications for experienced teaching artists to join our roster. We are open to working with artists of all media, and we are particularly interested in further developing our arts education residencies in:
- New Media Technology: songwriting, beat-making, illustration, & graphic design
- Drama & Social Issues: bullying prevention, conflict resolution, & social justice
- Dance: step dance & specific world dance styles
Arts Horizons enhances the lives of people of all ages and abilities by creating equitable opportunities to engage in the arts. Professional teaching artists offer a wide variety of unique, multicultural programs, including custom designed artist-in-residence programs, live performances, professional development for teachers, and parent workshops. All programs are designed to reinforce State Learning Standards and NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts.
Please view the full detailed description: Arts Horizons Teaching Artist.
- Please complete our online Artist Interest Form.
- To access this form from our website (http://www.artshorizons.org), scroll over to “Contact” in the main menu bar and click “Teaching Artist Roster” in the drop-down menu.
- No phone calls or emails please!
- Submission Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2017
Arts Horizons is ready to start our 2017-2018 school year off strong as the lead arts partner with 10 schools under the NYC DOE Arts Partnership Grants. This will be our fourth season participating in the initiatives for “Arts for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities” and the “Arts for Family Engagement” grants.
We congratulate each of our school partners listed below and look forward to the opportunity to plan and implement quality arts programs with our collaborating educators, staff and students.
- PS 13R – M. L. Lindemeyer School
- PS 184M – Shuang Wen School
- Brooklyn School for Music & Theater
- PS 79M – Dr Edmund Horan School
- Robert F. Kennedy High School
- CIS 303X – The Leadership and Community Service Academy
- PS 63Q – Old South School
- PS 226Q – Virgil I. Grissom School
- PS 46X – The Edgar Allen Poe School
- PS 28M – The Wright Brothers School
For more information please contact: Dena, Director of NYC Residencies and Special Populations email@example.com or Kiran, Program Coordinator NYC Residencies and Special Populations firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Horizons is pleased to recognize our ongoing partnership with Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (MMCC) and to highlight our summer arts education programs at 8 of their Cornerstone sites. MMCC is a longstanding community organization that serves more than 35,000 preschoolers, school age children, teens, adults and senior citizens in Bronx and Manhattan through free and affordable support, enrichment, education, and recreation programs. MMCC offers a wide selection of after school programming for all age groups at more than twenty sites in the two boroughs. MMCC’s after school and summer programming is part of the Beacon and SONYC (School’s Out NYC) initiatives by the Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) in collaboration with the Administration for Child Services (ACS) and the Department of Homeless Services.
We are thrilled that 10 AH Teaching Artists provided such an eclectic offering of engaging summer programming to elementary and middle school children at various community centers in Manhattan and the Bronx. Larry Washington, Ibrahima Camara, and Yako Prodis conducted lively percussion and music residencies at Grant and Boston Secor Cornerstones. Aaron Lazansky, Natalie Alleyne, and D. Cross taught visual arts at Pelham Parkway, Edenwald, and Parkside Cornerstones. Dawn Crandell, Dean Maitland, Ken Fury, and Silvana Marquina conducted dance and movement residencies at Fort Independence, Marble Hill, and Gun Hill Cornerstones.
AH Program Coordinator Kiran Rajagopalan had the opportunity to visit the community centers in Fort Independence, Marble Hill, Edenwald, and Boston Secor to see Dean, Ken, Ibrahima, and Natalie in action. Let’s take a quick peek into their classes!
Dean Maitland is a versatile dancer and choreographer from Grenada, and he is the founder of Arts-in-Motion (A.I.M.) in Brooklyn. His highly informative dance residency at Fort Independence introduced students to various styles of dance including: West African, Afro-Caribbean, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Jazz. Dean then combined various basic movements from each dance style into a scintillating routine that students enthusiastically practiced for nearly 90 minutes!
Noted break dancer, visual artist, and jewelry designer Ken Fury (founder of the Breaking Institute of the Arts) conducted a dance residency at Marble Hill which focused on the BBoying aspect of Hip Hop dance. Students learned some of the basic break dance freezes and footwork, and they choreographed a small sequence of movements to be incorporated into a final dance. Ken even asked Kiran to demonstrate and teach the students a few basic steps from Indian classical dance!
An experienced teaching artist and a prolific painter, Natalie Alleyne had students create their own customized t-shirts for her visual arts residency at Edenwald Cornerstone. Students first handpainted their own designs onto blank, white T-shirts using fabric paint. On the last day of the residency, students learned how to tie-dye their painted t-shirts. Natalie shared useful tips such as adding salt in order to help the fabric take the dye along with different ways to fold up the t-shirts to create different patterns.
Ibrahima Camara, a master West African drummer, singer, and dancer from Guinea, taught percussion to students at Boston Secor Cornerstone. Ibrahima had his students sit in a large drum circle, and he used a traditional call-and-response method to teach students how to tap four basic sounds on bright blue Loew’s buckets using wooden drumsticks. Enrollment in Ibrahima’s class had unexpectedly increased so much from the first class that there were not enough drumsticks to go around. However, students graciously shared the drumsticks with each other so that everyone had a chance to play along!
Arts Horizons is thrilled to see such active participation in the arts at these MMCC Cornerstone sites, and we are grateful to hear that our teaching artists’ efforts were well appreciated by students, faculty, and administrators. We would also like to thank Ms. Kim Viade and all of the Cornerstone site directors and staff for welcoming us into their programs. We are excited to continue our collaborative work with this amazing organization for the next academic year.
Arts Horizons offers a variety of assembly programs in character education, anti-bullying, cultural awareness, dance, music, theater, and storytelling performed by experienced, professional teaching artists. Musicians, dancers, and actors from Broadway, Lincoln Center and other famous world venues capture the students’ imagination and stimulate learning through a fun, impactful, and interactive approach. Our 45-minute live performances address state and national standards and are tailored to grade level and special needs of each audience.
Last week, Limitless Summer Camp celebrated “20 Years of Neurodiversity” with an Arts Horizons live performance, Dance Around the World. AH teaching artist Ramzi El-Edilbi and his team dressed in rich, colorful costumes, and they presented people, their cultures, dances, and music from around the world and those that share a common heritage. Students discovered how dance plays many roles in our daily lives whether for social gathering, political support, or spiritual ritual.
Photo Courtesy of Celebrate the Children
Arts Horizons is pleased to collaborate for the first time with Celebrate the Children and their wonderful “Limitless” summer program for children, adolescents and young adults with unique abilities that supports the development of lifespan goals with the understanding that learning never stops. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them. You can check out more photos from Dance Around the World below or on Arts Horizons’ official Facebook page!
For more information about Arts Horizons’ assembly programs, please visit www.arthorizons.org. For pricing, availability, and other questions, please contact Gloria Page at 201-567-1766 x 120 or email@example.com.