With June quickly approaching, Arts Horizons has been very busy at work with preparations for the end of the school year. We are pleased to announce the fourth post of a series in which we spotlight two more of our partner schools in Queens that received an “Arts for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities” (ELL+SWD) grant: JHS 226Q: Virgil I. Grissom in South Ozone Park and Q670: Robert F. Kennedy Community High School (RFKCHS) in Fresh Meadows. A complete list of all of our “Arts for ELL+SWD” partner schools can be found here.
AH teaching artist Dawn Crandell recently concluded a successful playwriting residency with middle school students at 226Q while AH teaching artist Chris Lin is currently engaged in a year-long visual arts program with high school students at RFKCHS. Let’s take a quick visit into their classes!
A multifaceted performing artist specializing in theater, burlesque, and dance, Dawn Crandell shared her expertise in playwriting with student in Grades 6-8 at 226Q. She successfully piqued her students’ innate creativity through a series of thought-provoking and fun writing and performance exercises. As a result, she compiled many booklets of her students’ incredible short plays and other writings such as this one below written by six 6th grade students:
Chris Lin is a Queens-based visual artist with over 25 years of teaching experience with students of all ages, parents, and senior citizens. At RFKCHS, Chris is conducting arts integration workshops in English literature and traditional studio art classes to high school students. AH Program Coordinator Kiran Rajagopalan had an opportunity to observe Chris’s English class in which students are currently studying the hit Broadway musical West Side Story. This week, Chris is challenging the students to create evocative movie posters which graphically and symbolically depict the musical’s central themes through a variety of mediums such as collage, drawing, and sketching.
After a successful campaign for Europe’s Internet Week in 2010, a UK-based digital agency, Saint has teamed up with deviantART, ArtWeLove, The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the The NYC Department of Education to bring ‘Can You Draw the Internet?’ (CYDTI) to New York’s Internet Week (June 6 -13). CYDTI is challenging students, creatives and established artist to capture the essence of the World Wide Web on one page.
Submissions are in and from June 6-9, 2011 the Internet Week NY HQ Gallery at Metropolitan Pavilion will include images from famed artists like Seth Indigo Carnes, Shelter Serra, Shaun Friesen, Douglass Rushkoff and Josh Harris as well as the best submissions from CYDTI. Pieces will be available for sale on ArtWeLove.com and all proceeds will be donated to support arts education in New York City public schools through The Fund for Public Schools.
For more information on
Internet Week NY & Can You Draw The Internet?:
Internet Week NY 2011
Can You Draw the Internet?