6-8 ArtStream Lessons

Temporary Natural Collage with Alex Ever

Students will take a moment to breathe, center, and create temporary works of art from fresh and dried natural materials harvested from around their learning space. Alex will begin with guiding students through the best practices and steps in collecting flowers, leaves, sticks, and more in a safe and ethical way. They will then use these natural items to create a wide range of temporary artistic expressions ranging from mandala to self portrait and more. This lesson touches on visual art and science standards.  Supplies: a clean worksurface and natural objects harvested from nearby yards, parks, and nature spaces

Visual Musical Scores with Kathie Hsieh

Students will learn to make music with everyday objects like bowls, recycled cans, wooden spoons, and aluminum foil. They will learn to create a visual score, which depicts the movement of a musical abstract soundscape. This lesson is all about open exploration, unique expression, and experimentation with sound as it touches on science and music standards.  Supplies: paper, pencil, coloring supplies (markers, colored pencils, crayons, etc.), miscellaneous objects

Jazz Dance with Pamela Lehan-Siegel (Eugene Ballet)

Students will learn about the origins of jazz dance, explore the style’s movement elements, and practice short choreographed dances. Jazz dance is high energy, accessible, and deeply rooted in American history. This lesson touches on dance and history standards and students learn how African American and immigrant communities have contributed to this popular dance style. Supplies: open space for movement, movement clothes, water
  • Monday, November 16th, 10am