Arts and Academic Standards

  • Generate and conceptualize artist ideas and work
  • Organize and develop artistic ideas and work
  • Refine and complete artistic work
  • Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation
  • Develop and refine artistic work for presentation
  • Perceive and analyze artistic work
  • Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work
  • Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work
  • Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art
  • Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding

Artist Residency: Shadow Puppets

Students will learn a brief history of storytelling with shadow puppets in various cultures. create their own shadow puppets. They will also explore light color theory and the basic science of optics.

As a result of this residency, students will:

  • Better understand additive color theory and how articulation works
  • Explore the basic science of optics
  • Learn about the rich and diverse history of shadow puppets in various cultures
  • Learn how to create a visual story
  • Learn how to reflect on the work they created

Grade levels: best for elementary school (K-5); somewhat appropriate for middle school (5-8) and high school (9-12)

Artist Residency: Environmental Exploration through Scenic and Prop Design

Students will learn how to explore in depth a place, a time in history, or a story through the lens of scenic and properties design. Students will create a 3D representation of a location and a physical prop from that location with common everyday items and art supplies. Students will produce physical artwork, research documents and design plans.

As a result of this residency, students will learn how to:

  • Analyze a text and perform in-depth research, and then visualize/create a location based on this research
  • Create a visual space that tells a story
  • Understand how cultural, socioeconomic and historical modes of thought change how an item is viewed
  • Problem solve and think outside the box
  • Articulate their thoughts about their own work, and determine how they might make changes in the future
  • Engage with technical drawings and utilize tools such as a scale ruler
  • Communicate and work well with others

Grade levels: best for high school (9-12); somewhat appropriate for middle school (5-8)