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Lulu Moonwood Murakami

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

My top goal for my residencies is that teachers will see the value of integrating visual arts into the curriculum as they give students the opportunity to synthesize and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, as well as the opportunity to explore topics in different modes of learning.  This is my top goal because I hope teachers will continue to integrate the visual arts in the subject matter after the residency.

 

My second goal is to engage students in their own learning by allowing them to explore the art materials and use them to express themselves and their understanding.

 

Finally, I want to meet students’ needs by showing them that mistakes can be opportunities for new explorations, and that with practice they can build confidence in all of their abilities.

BIO

I am a mixed-media visual artist with 12 years of experience as a certified teacher.  I am well-versed in many forms of visual arts, including textile arts, sculpting with paper clay and papier maché, collage, drawing, and mixed-media painting.

DISCIPLINES

2D Visual Arts,3D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, Spanish, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

How do I show my mathematical thinking?”  For this project students created geometric quilt block designs out of colored papers.  Designs were derived from understandings of patterns, fractions and fractional relationships, and plotting points on a coordinate plane to create template pieces.  The final display of their work showed the progression of mathematical understanding from kindergarten through sixth grade.

 

“How do I show self-awareness and awareness of how I can contribute to my community?”  Fifth and sixth graders created mandalas with personal symbols to show how they met a challenge in life, overcame the obstacle and can now share with others.  The mandala was then used as a graphic organizer to aid them in narrative writing.

 

“How have people in society contributed to making the world a better place?”  After reading biographies of various famous people, students created a mixed media sculpted and painted plaque with a portrait of the individual and evidence of their contribution.

 

“How do different cultures represent the same stories in literature?”  Students read trickster tales from various cultures and then created stick puppets to represent the different characters in preparation for a presentation of each group’s story.

 

“How can I show understanding of the different cultural aspects of other countries where they speak a language other than English?”  High school Spanish students observed a variety of masks from different regions of Mexico, then created their own papier maché and paper clay masks.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

My residencies have worked really well with literacy, the writing process, and mathematical concepts.  I also like doing projects that are tied to the scientific method, as I believe art and science share experimentation.

GALLERY

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Existing art room is preferred., One designated classroom where students come to me.

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 & specialized art supplies used. Construction paper, paints, paint brushes, scissors, water containers, pencils, rulers, paper clay, newspaper, starch, glue, glue sticks.

Technology: Overhead projector to display images and examples

FEE INFO

Residency Fees

Planning meetings – $60 per grade band (Ex. K-2, 3-5, 6-8)

Session teaching fee – $60 (45 minute sessions x 15 classes)

Prep and planning time – $60 per hour

*Materials – vary depending on project

Travel Expense – $0.54 per mile

Reflection meetings – $60 per grade band

*Materials

Some materials may be part of a classroom’s regular supplies which will reduce the total supply cost.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 Ext. 231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

https://lulumoonart.com

REFERENCES

Carmen Boyle

High School Spanish Teacher

boylec@oes.edu

503.442.5106

Oregon Episcopal School

Karen Murphy

Principal

murphyk@hsd.k12.or.us

503.844.1140

Free Orchards Elementary School

Kelly Rooke

Teacher

rookek@hsd.k12.us

503.844.1140

Free Orchards Elementary

3rd grade


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