Black Bird Studio

Black Bird Studio

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*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

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Photography & Literacy (Grades 3-12)


Program description

DId you know that the word photograph actually means "to write with light?" Students will gain an understanding of how photographers communicate thier ideas through the art of visual storytelling. Student will make powerful images that connect to poems or written narratives. Final products from this program can evolve into exhibits, books, performances and more! This program can be open-ended or


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Program Detail

Program type: Day Trip, Out-of-School-Time, Professional Development, Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Media, Multi-discipline, Multi-media, Storytelling, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: English, Language Arts, Literacy, Social Studies / History, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

 Please call or email to book this program.

Available times:

This program can be customized to suit the needs of each classroom. Program length will vary based on the goals outlined for the program. Two class meetings per group is recommended.

Space / technical requirements:

 LCD projector or Smartboard


 Your facility

Fees / Ticketing:

Program price will vary based on the vision for the final product and exhibition, number of students impacted, time needed to complete the project and materials required. For example, a simple one-visit program with basic materials will cost $250 on average. A more complex, multiple-visit program will cost $300+. Please contact me today with information on what you want to achieve and I will return a quote to you within three business days.

Fee outline:
$250 – Base fee for program development and implementation of one class visit
$120-$135 – Add-on fee per class to replicate the program for multiple classes
$40 – Average material fee per class (if materials are required)


NC Standard Course of Study:

W2- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. W10- Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes and audiences.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade-appropriate topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

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.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): 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


Mike Realon
Coordinator, CTE Academy
Olympic High School

Diane Adams
Providence Springs Elementary

Charles Thomas
Executive Director
The Knight Foundation

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.