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Carl Sweets

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Through my years of teaching, with students at various ages and levels, several goals emerge:

  • I aim to help students experience the world more richly, beyond the work of textbooks and inert facts, guiding them to become sentient visual artists.
  • Through posing questions, examining hypothesis, and exploring alternative perspectives I want my students to consider how things might otherwise be.
  • To share their ideas and support others in developing their own propositions.
  • To assist organizing of their thoughts and ideas into a visual form.
  • To foster appreciation of diverse subject matter, and the understanding of significant concepts.

BIO

Carl Sweets is a multi-disciplinary artist working in Photography, Video, Stop-motion, Graphic Design, Drawing, and alternative digital processes and softwares. Carl holds a MFA in Photo, Video, and New Media from Pratt Institute, a BFA in Photo and Digital Media from Columbia College Chicago, and a BS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Kent State University. He has 10 years of teaching experience in Chicago and Portland and most recently served as the Education Director of Newspace Center for Photography

DISCIPLINES

2D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

6-8,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, Other, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

6th grade students studying political systems and elections were given the task of creating their own grass roots Political Party and holding a mock election. Students were exposed to the history of Politics including party philosophies, issues, and adverts. Working individually, students made lists of ideals, beliefs, and political issues most important to them. In groups, the students very quickly learned to compromise – drafting a Political Agenda. The groups created a Party Name, a Party Philosophy, a Party Symbol, and finally nominated Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates to represent their Party. Each Party made a commercial using green-screen video to talk about their Party’s Political Agenda. After viewing the student-made commercials, all students had an opportunity to vote for their Party of choice.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

I have integrated arts into many different curriculums. I have integrated Photography with literature and language classes. Stop-Motion animation with Science classes, and Video with Humanities. Using technology as an arts discipline allows me to teach students to express themselves in many different ways.

GALLERY

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Can move from classroom to classroom.

 

Travel: I drive and am available for residencies more than 15 miles outside of Portland.

 

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged.

 

Supplies:I can work with the school’s existing technology & supplies. Green Screen (or painted green wall), Props or Costumes. Other Disciplines including Drawing and Journal-Making: Journals, Paper, Pencils, Colored Pencils

 

Technology: Classroom projector to plug in a laptop, iPads, tablets, Digital Cameras, Smart Phones, Computers, Video Cameras

FEE INFO

$60/hour classroom teaching

$30/hour research, prep, planning and reflection meetings

No travel fees for schools within 6 miles of my home. $.55 per mile more than 6 miles.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x229

Email:

kstrelchun@therightbraininitiative.org

Website:

https://carlsweets.com

REFERENCES

Brad Parker

Assistant Principal

bparker3@pps.net

503.916.6415

Vernon Schoo

K - 8

Susan Beaird

Teacher

sbeaird@pps.net

Metropolitan Learning Center

Arnold Aprill

Principal Investigator

aaprill52@gmail.com

773.627.6619

Radical Compliance Arts and Learning Laboratory


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