Black Bird Studio

Black Bird Studio

Hello! Thanks for viewing our programs! Please visit www.blackbirdstudioclt.com to learn more about what we do and view work samples from our past programs!

*We are available for workshops and residencies M-F from 7am-5pm.*

We work with classes of all sizes. Please contact us to receive pricing based on the number of contact hours, students and materials required for your program of interest.

Based out of Charlotte, NC, Black Bird Studio offers unique art education experiences for students of all ages. Our teaching artists are professional creatives who are passionate about making an impact while sharing what they do best. We offer one-day workshops and multi-day residencies in a variety of mediums that connect to k-12 core curricula. We value high quality final products and we have that vibe that the students just love! We are a multifaceted mobile art studio.

Grant funding from the Arts and Science Council enables us to offer free programs to students across Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools who would not otherwise have access.
Our partnerships with private schools, libraries, cultural centers and community events allow us to reach thousands of students annually.

Connect with us today to receive a quote or get your program on our calendar! Contact Jen Crickenberger at 704-575-0006 or jen@blackbirdstudioclt.com.

Our Team: 

Jen Crickenberger, Founder/Creative Director/Lead Teaching Artist
Laurie Schorr, Teaching Artist
Mert Jones, Teaching Artist

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

jen@blackbirdstudioclt.com

http://www.blackbirdstudioclt.com

  Plaza Midwood, Charlotte, NC 28205

Mecklenburg

704-575-0006

Animating Truth (Grades 4-8)

Program description

The issues that our students face in school today are very real. From bullying to peer pressure and from school violence to social anxiety, each student faces their own challenges every day. This program provides students the opportunity to explore an issue of their choice and develop a resolution to that issue using the art of animation. Students may work collaboratively or individually. 

ASC Community Goals: Professional Development & MIddle School Transition

Booking / scheduling contact

Jen Crickenberger

   704-575-0006

 jen@blackbirdstudioclt.com

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Media, Puppetry, Storytelling, Theater, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Program type: Professional Development, Workshop
Population served: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Subject: Literacy, Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

 Please contact Black Bird Studio to book your preferred dates. Programs may take place M-F between 7am-1:30pm.

Available times:

 Varies

Space / technical requirements:

Class set of iPads with free app downloaded. 

Location(s):

 Your school

Fees / Ticketing:

Fees vary based on the number of contact hours and materials needed for the program. 

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades appropriate topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3
Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

NC Essential Standards:

B.V.2 – Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression. B.V.2.3 Create personal, symbolic expression as a means of communication (original, visual language).
B.CX.1- Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.
B.CX.1.3- Understand how art is used to document human experience.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

A minimum fee of $100 will be charged for a program cancellation. If supplies were purchased in preparation for the program, the school will be required to reimburse Black Bird Studio.