POSTPONED till JANUARY!
TAO Teaching Artist Fall 2011 Institute Part II: January 21, 2012
Home is where the Art Is: Making Art that Makes Connections Between Home and School in Culturally Diverse Classrooms
Facilitators: Kristin Farr, KQED Arts Education. Others tba
"History tends to keep repeating, so I tend to mine history for content and try to apply it to current events."-- Michael Arcega
"Cultural competency" is both a real skill and an educational buzz phrase that demands deeper exploration from Teaching Artists. What it primarily asks of us is how can we use art-making to find connections with every student and classroom we work with? In this workshop, we look at the work of Bay Area artists featured in the KQED SPARK! series who explore concepts of home, self and history in their work. These artists from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds ask questions in their art that can spark conversations and art-making with students in any classroom, as well as providing points of entry into social studies and current event curricula in any grade.
This workshop explore the work of California artists like Michael Arcega, Hung Liu, Ala Ebtekar, and others through short documentary videos by KQED. Participants will create lesson outlines in their own disciplines to engage students in questions of identity and creativity for grades they choose to focus on. Training includes how to download and edit any KQED SPARK! video for customized use in your classrooms, and a trouble-shooting session with examples of other themes and artists available on line as classroom resources in nearly any subject.
Learning Goals of the TA Institute
- Explore local artists pf color as models of cultural connections that can inspire classroom work.
- Create teaching and learning strategies that strengthen skills and capacity to transform cultural barriers to cultural connections.
- Learn to use KQED SPARK! online resources and other media resources as classroom materials and research.
Kristin Farr studied sculpture and textiles but spends most of her time painting or writing about artists. She works on arts projects at KQED including Spark, Gallery Crawl, and the Arts & Culture blog. She also writes features for Juxtapoz magazine and has contributed to the Art:21 blog. Her artwork has been exhibited in San Francisco at Kokoro Studio and Fifty24SF Gallery.
Have a look at Kristin's website: kristinfarr.com
Hours: 9:30 - 4:00
Doors open at 9:15 for registration and coffee and bagels
Includes lunch snacks and materials