Our published resident poet, Laura Boss, illustrates and discusses contemporary poetry in this 3-10 day residency, and encourages students to become open to expressing themselves in verse.
Young writers are prompted to discover inner thoughts and feelings that will inspire them to develop their own poetic works.
Individual attention is given to “works in progress,” with positive critiquing provided. Students will also learn how to revise and edit their own work and cultivate techniques for overcoming writer’s block.
The artist hopes to instill in students a love of poetry, in particular 21st Century writing, and make the writing and enjoyment of poetry part of their lives.
The scope of the residency depends on the length and can culminate with a student poetry reading or student-created class anthology.
Grades 3-12 & Adult
|Pop-Up Book Art - Paper Engineering|
Students will be drawn into the amazing three - dimensional world of pop-up art in this 5-10 day residency.
Our artist, Howard Berelson, will introduce students to the Paper Engineered Book, featuring examples of the work of Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, renowned children’s book authors, illustrators and paper engineers.
While engaging the students in this fascinating art, Mr. Berelson will also partner with teachers to use the residency as a springboard to integrate and infuse class curriculum.
In hands-on workshops students will be led to invent and develop their own imagery. Then, through a series of cuts and folds, participants will create their own paper-engineered page.
Less comprehensive, 2-3 day residencies are also available, as are workshops for younger grades using sequential, step-by-step instruction and pre-printed guides
Grades 4-12 & Adult
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies, & Theater Arts
Students will use a portable press to roll out pictures and explore the colorful world of prints and printmaking. Participants will explore four different methods:
Monotype: textured painting on glass plates that students will put through the press
Relief Printmaking: Styrofoam trays become printing plates and reverse prints are made either with the press or hand rubbing
Collograph: Both relief printmaking and Intaglio will be examined in this class as students build a plate
Gyotaku: The ancient Japanese art of “fish printing” will be discussed and then practiced. Students will select a Japanese character representing “love”, “luck” or “good fortune” to place a final signature on their print
The history and cultural aspects of printmaking will also be explored.
Grades 4-12 & Adult