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Tina McDermott

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Students will practice & build confidence in:

  • Creative thinking & planning in the communication of concepts
  • Developing skills in artistic media & processes
  • Reflecting on their work & the work of others to create connections

BIO

At the center of my practice is the belief that everyone is inherently creative and capable of expression. As a teaching artist, I provide accessibility into the creative process through joining together the meeting of learning targets & personal experiences of students to create culturally relevant residencies. In this role, I facilitate connections between ideas & art making, and within classroom communities. Having worked as an IB art educator for 3 years, and currently as a high school art teacher in North Portland, I appreciate the art of a well laid plan that is student-centered, conceptually based, and inspired.

DISCIPLINES

2D Visual Arts,3D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

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

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

I customize residencies to the Big Ideas of the classroom content. Some examples of past residencies include:

  • Form & Function: Students investigated the form and function of an animal body part by sculpting the anatomical piece of the animal they selected and in doing so, related these qualities to the function it serves. (K-2)
  • Process & Product: Students created a product that served a purpose with an assortment of materials to address the the phases of the Design Cycle. (3-5)
  • Cause & Effect: Students created comics that showed various perspectives of environmental issues caused by humans. (3-5)
  • Force & Motion: Students created clay abstract sculptures of a verb they selected as it is frozen in form. (3-5)
  • Cause & Effect: Students created illustrations that zoomed in on the effects of environmental issues over time with color pencil methods. (6-8)
  • Form & Function: Students created “vessels” based on the concept of forgiveness. Based on their creative writing forgiveness story, would the form of the event be shallow and reflective? Deep and crater-like? (6-8)
  • Self Regulation & Mindfulness: Students followed a variety of creative drawing prompts to connect with the breath, their “inner critics”, and the Growth Mindset (or, Zones of Regulation). (K-8)

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

To create the residency plan, I will need to know the content teachers are covering during the timeline of the residency. The more information I have access to prepare with, the more I am able to align.

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Availability:  I am available to teach two sessions per day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until 11:30 a.m.

Space: Can move from classroom to classroom.  A cart (and space to store the cart) are necessary for moving from room to room.

Travel: I drive and am available for residencies in the city of Portland area.

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged at $1/minute.

Supplies: Specialized supplies are needed and will be provided at a cost. Typically I store materials on a cart. Projects will need to be stored in the classroom.

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

FEE INFO

$75 per session

$50 per planning meeting

$50 per hour for planning/prep

Travel rate at IRS standard rate

Teacher Workshops:  Teacher workshops are a mandatory condition of scheduling a residency. Teacher workshops occur around the midpoint of the residency, are held after school on a prearranged date, and are $75 for the hour.

Kiln firings are an additional cost if done by the teaching artist

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x229

Email:

kstrelchun@therightbraininitiative.org

Website:

https://www.covecamppdx.com/

REFERENCES

Dylan Stafford

Teacher, 3rd grade

dstafford@pps.net

Markham Elementary School

Beth Bundy

Art teacher

bbundy@pps.net

Ockley Green School

4th - 8th

Andrew Butterfield

Art Teacher

abutterfield@pps.net

Wilson High School

9 - 12


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