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Daniel Granias

Limited Availability Available after 2nd week of April

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Students will develop their work from idea to 2D image to 3D sculpture learning improved dextral facility through active play with a tactile material while practicing critical and creative thinking skills.

Students will practice brainstorming lists of qualities and consider the relationship between form and function.

BIO

I focus my practice on the development from ideas to drawings to 3D sculptures. Working in clay and other 3D materials offers opportunities for hands-on learning through active play and exercises problem-solving thought through tactile/spatial-cognitive development. I also have extensive experience teaching various 2D media such as printmaking, photography, and painting/drawing.

DISCIPLINES

3D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

  • Students personalize an idea and take ownership over their version of what we’re talking about.
  • They will engage in an anticipatory set or exercise that introduces a key technique or preliminary version of the greater goal of the project. This can be a simple sketch or maquette model.
  • We brainstorm lists of features or key components of what we’re making.
  • I demonstrate basic techniques and offer examples of how they can be employed for specific ideas.
  • We review what we’re doing and how we will set-up and clean up.
  • We present what we’ve made and how it has fulfilled or transformed from our original idea, the techniques we used to make it, and what we’ve learned by making it.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Ceramics can tie closely with math and science in regards to the process of making three-dimensional forms and the material of clay.

There are opportunities to talk about geometry, mass, volume, etc., as well as physical and chemical properties of clay and the process of recycling and firing and glazing.

Ceramics also has ubiquitous socio-cultural history across the world and can be traced to almost any heritage and era within the realm of elementary social studies education.

FEE INFO

Fee is $60 per ccontact hour with students or teachers.

Travel to schools outside Portland Metro radius would include a flat transportation fee

Schools must have functioning kiln — artist will supply clay and glazes with materials fee (usually between $100-200)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x229

Email:

kstrelchun@216.146.205.12

Website:

REFERENCES

Joy Lai

Visual Arts Department Chair

joy_lai@fa.org

516.676.0393

Friends Academy Long Island

Middle/High School

Rachael Ayers-Arnone

Art Teacher

arnone.rachael@iccsd.k12.ia.us

319.688.1070

Southeast Junior High School

Julia Himmelstein

Arts In Focus Program Coordinator

jhimmelstein@gmail.com

508.887.3874

Portland Children’s Museum


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