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Kanani Miyamoto

RESIDENCY REQUEST

Book this artist using the Residency Request Form

RESIDENCY GOALS

Building and creating the print matrix allows students to realize there are numerous ways to start a work of art or attack a problem.

 

Printmaking is by nature is an experimental, repetitive, and perceptive process. When you are printmaking, it’s not only the final product but whole process and the experience that matters.

 

Students will learn historical facts of printmaking with an introductory presentation based on project. They will also learn technical vocabulary, and proper use and care of materials and tools. After prints are made students will be have a chance to look at finished work and discuss the process as well as the products, while using learned vocabulary.

 

The many forms of printmaking allow the medium to be easily adjusted for varying age, ability, and content. An exciting factor of printmaking is the possibilities of multiples, giving students opportunity to experiment with the medium.

 

BIO

Kanani is a passionate printmaker that believes the process of printmaking fosters creative thinkers and problems solvers. Printmaking is a magical process that is exciting and physical. Printmaking can be used to teach any lesson.

 

DISCIPLINES

2D Visual Arts,3D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

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

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Collaborative prints, prints on greeting cards, take home prints. Subjects covered are many, some examples: Black History month, Native American art, Habitat, Changes and Cycles, Community and Identity.

 

 

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

  • Science/Math- Printmaking is a natural way to be experimental, imaginative, and investigate detail, similar to science investigation, experimentation and, questioning. Research and hypothesis can inform prints. Prints of leaves and other natural objects are presented as scientific observation, and documentation. Geometry, and measurements are all a part of printmaking. The opportunity for multiples are great for patterning projects.
  • Language Arts- Offering a new creative experience pushes students to think outside the box and with a vivid imagination.  Creative writing, research, can inform art. Communication, speaking and listening skills required for collaborative and works. Speaking skills strengthened with classroom discussions.
  • Multicultural/Social Studies- Historically printmaking was used in many cultures, Japanese wood block printing and gyotaku (fish prints), Polynesian tapa printmaking, and early European intaglio prints are a few. Lessons can also be formed to personal culture. Community, culture, history, geography, and place can all be easily represented through printmaking.

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Flexible. Existing art room is preferred, but 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: Common and specialized supplies as well as found objects are used. Some examples are printmaking inks, paper, pencils, scissors, glue sticks, card stock

 

Technology: Classroom projector to plug in a laptop, Overhead projector to display images and examples

FEE INFO

Hourly rates-

Planning and reflection meetings: $30

Residencies: $50 (Minimum of 3 classes)

Prep, research, and install time: $30

Travel: Standard IRS Mileage Rate (56.5 cents per mile) to/from home (NW Portland) to/from your school.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x229

Email:

kstrelchun@therightbraininitiative.org

Website:

https://ckm2.tumblr.com

REFERENCES

Shannon McLaughlin

Teacher

shannon@pps.net

Chapman Elementary

3rd Grade

Brenda Bokenyi

Teacher

bbokenyi@pps.net

Beach Elementary

2nd Grade

Rose Michels

Teacher

rmichels@pps.net

Chief Joseph Elementary

4th Grade


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