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Sarah Ferguson (Young Audiences)

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RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Students will learn about composition, color, contrast, shapes, pattern, texture and form.

 

The processes, tools and experiences give them a broader understanding and increased self-confidence as they expand their technical and visual vocabulary.

 

To develop patience, persistence and problem solving skills to see a project through to completion.

 

Students learn the science of color mixing and the technique of different brushstrokes.  Through collage they learn the use of shapes, cutting, overlap, contrast and assembling.

 

Creating a mural involves many stages and layers of creative process, culminating in a lasting artwork with strong visual impact and meaning for the greater community.

BIO

My goal is to share with young people the creative mural art process from concept to completion. Hands-on art experiences invite all kids to have fun as they flex their creative muscles and think like artists. Children learn about a medium and process. They explore, experiment, problem solve and give form to their idea; communicating visually through their art.

 

Young Audiences teaching artists are committed to inspiring the imaginations of young people and have strategies for working with the complexities of school environments. Through a variety of ongoing professional development opportunities and a multi-faceted evaluation system, as well as through their experience with students and educators, Young Audiences teaching artists are continually growing as teachers and as artists.

DISCIPLINES

2D Visual Arts,3D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,6-8,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Thinking Big:  Painted Paper Collage:  An all-school mural or individual student projects

 

  • Painted paper collage residency as individual art project or whole school collaborative mural
  • Students discuss, brainstorm and develop ideas around a particular theme or curriculum, first in small groups then as a class (Session 1: approx. 30 min per class with 5 min change time)
  • Further research and reference drawing as needed
  • Sessions begin with a demonstration of the art process for that day; proper use of tools and materials, studio expectations, and questions — then it’s time to make art
  • When painting papers, young artists experiment with color mixing, creating texture, and building layers using a variety of tools (Session 2: approx. 75 min per class with 15 min change time)
  • In the collage part of residency, students learn to build with shapes and use color, contrast, and layering to give form to their idea (Session 3: approx 75 min per class with 15 min change time)
  • Students may work individually or in small groups depending on the project
  • A celebration and reflection upon completion of mural or individual projects allows students to share accomplishments and reflect on the artistic process (Session 4: approx. 30 min per class with 5 min change time)

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Connecting visual art content to curriculum is possible across a wide variety of subjects. I have worked with students to create art about a coastal watershed, history of Native American cultures, world biomes, students’ future dreams, The Oregon Trail, native plants, etc.  New vocabulary is introduced throughout the process. Writing opportunities include research support, describing the art process, and using the completed artwork or mural as a story prompt.

FEE INFO

Fee is $70 per classroom session (50 minutes), and per preparation hour, and per planning & reflection meetings with school. Additional costs for installation and materials.

Travel Costs: Artist may charge for travel costs based on site location

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

(503) 225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

http://ya-or.org/

REFERENCES

Stacy Bartley

5th grade Teacher

bartleys@nclack.k12.or.us

Milwaukie/El Puente Elementary

5th

Kaline Klass

Teacher and Executive Director of "Let There Be Arts" 2002-14

kaline@embarqmail.com

St James Santiago School, Lincoln City

Elaine Luckenbaugh

Principal

luckenbaugh@gresham.k12.or.us

Hogan Cedars Elementary


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