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Fun with Sunprints: The Cyanotype (Grades: K-12)
This is one of our favorite photography programs! The Cyanotype is one of the earliest forms of photography, using only light sensitive paper or fabric and sunlight. Students will receive a fun hands-on approach to ...
Gallery & Darkroom Tours (Pre-K-12)
Bring your students to our gallery and community darkroom in the heart of Plaza Midwood for a tour they will not forget! We will guide you through our newest exhibition with informative discussion and an ...
Georgia O'Keeffe inspired Flowers
Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe and her large scale flower paintings, students use watercolor pencils and paints to create their own large scale flower. Enlarged photographs of flowers, and/ or fresh flowers are ...
Global Studies & North Carolina History
GLOBAL STUDIES The World in Our Backyard is extremely proud of our 45 minute programs developed for students to engage them in a creative and energetic way through the use of photographs, artifacts, cultural ...
Guided Tour + Scavenger Hunt and Thematic Activiti...
Experience an introduction to Charlotte’s Black History with an in depth 45 to 60-minute guided tour of our facility and our current exhibitions. Students and educators can experience a deeper connection with the ...
Students are introduced to The Heidelberg Project in Detroit MI by artist Tyree Guyton, and create their own mini houses reflecting who they are and where they come from. In three steps, students learn about the ...
Home: Symbolic Digital Collages (Grades 6-12)
What does your future home look like? Is it filled with laughter, music, the chatter of keys on a keyboard or the voices of children? Who is inside your home and what are they doing? Who are YOU in this home? These ...
How to See Like a Photographer: (Grades PreK-12)
Learn how to see like a photographer with The Light Factory’s teaching artists. Students will learn how to compose beautiful images by incorporating elements such as line, texture, perspective, framing and rule of ...
I am Awesome: Affirmation Collages (Grades 6-12)
Students will enjoy building their own "affirmation boards" in this laid back, mixed media or digital art program. Students will be asked to consider their greatest strengths and focus on what makes them unique as ...
Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint
This sixty minute tour will allow students to experience the immersive work of Studio Drift, founded by Dutch artists Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn. Their breathtaking sculptures explore the relationship between ...
Installation Art (All Levels)
Create outside the box with this cool program! Students will explore the world of installation art including public art, ephemeral art, street art and earth art. Students will work collaboratively to build an ...
iPad Photography & Composition (Grades 2-12)
Put those school iPads to work in this fun, technology-based program! Students will learn the basics of iPad photography and how to edit their photographs using free apps! Prior to their photoshoot, students will ...
Japanese Haiku and Landscape
Students write their own Haiku, based on the seasons, natural Landforms or another chosen theme, then “illustrate” their poem by creating a watercolor painting to elaborate the small details. The format is similar ...
Learning the power and value of words with the Tal...
The Talking Stick is a simple but powerful teaching tool, it is used by the speaker to keep control in meetings, and it is the oldest object used as a form of parliamentary procedure in the country. The person ...
Learning to Look: Elements of Art
In this tour, students will learn how artists use line, shape, color, and texture to create works of art. Students will express their personal opinions, interact with others, and think critically as they engage ...
Lichtenstein Pop Life Paintings
Students will learn about American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, and explore the Bechtler’s collection of 20th-century modern art. The residency will begin with a presentation on the life and work of Lichtenstein, ...
Life in Pieces: Mixed Media Collage (All Levels)
Students will find their zen as they shuffle through magazines to find perfect colors, lines and shapes to integrate into their peaceful and scenic collages. They will get inspired by viewing master works and start ...
Close your eyes and listen to this story. It’s one they tell back in the old days. As you hear my voice, place the pictures in your head. What are the characters wearing? What motions are they making? What is the ...
Look at Me: Student Self-portraiture: (Grades: 3-1...
This program uses the power of image to empower your students to express themselves uniquely and confidently. We will share the art of strong photographic composition, and guide your students through brainstorming ...
Monoprinting on Clay
Printmaking is a very popular form of art making which many people overlook when working with clay. Many of the processes and techniques which are used in traditional printmaking can be translated into ceramics. ...
MOTORS, CIRCUITS & ART
Art is more than just a paintbrush and canvas. It can be made using batteries, motors, circuits and even DrawBots®. Using the design process, participants will create their own draw bot. There is a $3 up-charge ...
Move, Innovate and Collaborate
Move, Innovate and Collaborate, is a 3-5 day creative dance residency for grades k-12 that engages students in an exploration of classroom curriculum through movement and dance-making. Directed by choreographer and ...
Ms. B's Art on a Cart, Author and Illustrator Visi...
The goal of Ms. B’s presentation/residency is to advance students to the point that they are reading to learn not just learning to read. Ms. B is a former public art school teacher who is also the author and ...
Musical Me: Staff Development
This staff development seminar is aimed to support school or organization staff in learning more about themselves through the arts. Tips on promoting health and wellness will be incorporated as the safety of ...
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A Walk in the Woods, Environmental Education Company
ACTivate Community Through Theatre
American Capoeira Foundation
Amy St. Aubin
Ariadne Zitsos, Thread Consulting + Design
Atlantic Coast Theatre (A.C.T.) For Youth
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Better Bodies 4 Us, L.L.C.
Black Bird Studio
Blumenthal Performing Arts
Brien Engel -- Glass Harp Music
Bright Star Touring Theatre
Carl J. McEwen Historic Village
Carolina Raptor Center
Carolinas Aviation Museum
Caroline Calouche & Co./Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center
Charles Pettee - Hear the Sound
Charlotte Museum of History
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Dance & Art from India
David Novak, A Telling Experience
Dawn Anthony (DNA Muzik)
Dean Zoch, The Fiber Guy
Didgeridoo Down Under: Australian Music - Education - Entertainment!
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Discovery Place Nature
Discovery Place Science
Donna Washington, DLW Storyteller Inc.
Doug Berky Theatre
Dr. Tom's Semi-Silent Theatre
Flamenquillo by Berdolé
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble
Grace C. Ocasio
Grey Seal Puppets
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Historic Rosedale Plantation
Historic Rural Hill
Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets
Interactive Science Programs
Kelly Starling Lyons, Children's Book Author
Levine Museum of the New South
Living Rhythms Hands-On African Drumming
Lona Bartlett - Storyteller, Puppeteer, Educator & Speaker
Martha Connerton / Kinetic Works
Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts
My Voice, My Choice, Inc.
NASCAR Hall of Fame
North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble
Over The Counter Improv
Paul Taylor, Australian Culture
Photosynthesis - Ginger Wagoner
Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC
Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC & Planet Improv, Inc.
Reedy Creek Nature Center
Sandy Creek Weavers-Victoria Sowers
Sarah Council Dance Projects
Sheila Kerrigan, The Mime Who Talks!
Sherry Lovett, Storyteller and Teaching Artist
STEM: the Musical
Susana and Timmy Abell
The Beast: Hip Hop/Jazz Band and Educators
The Bee Lady
The Light Factory
The President James K. Polk State Historic Site
The Southeast Center for Arts Integration
The World in Our Backyard
Transit Vocal Band
Social Studies / History
Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards
Maintains general liability insurance
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact
Provides scholarship and reduced fees
Provides study guides for teachers and or students
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies)
Three letters of recommendation / references available
Arts and Science Council
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