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Art historian Meredith Mowder kicked off the 9th grade students’ return from spring break with the first of a series of four mini art history lectures on modern art.
'Tags: '9th Grade, Art, artist-in-residence, Arts, Humanities, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Over the course of this entire school year, the Silver Cats and Rabbits pre-kindergarten classes took a journey into the world of art, in which they practiced looking at (and making) sculptures, paintings, collages and assemblages. By learning about some of the different ways visual artists express themselves, the children were able to experiment meaningfully with self-expression themselves and take their own creativity more seriously.
'Tags: 'Art, artist-in-residence, Arts, Early Learning Center, Pre-kindergarten, World Course
Independent learning is encouraged with even our youngest students, and this spring the kindergarten classes participated in an independent study on self-expression through the arts.
'Tags: 'Art, artist-in-residence, Arts, Early Learning Center, Kindergarten
Avenues seventh graders have been busy learning about the Industrial Revolution in their World Course class, and were lucky enough early in January to have a visit from one of our Artists-in-Residence to help immerse them in the themes of industrialization in a more kinesthetic manner.
'Tags: '7th Grade, 8th Grade, artist-in-residence, Arts, Curriculum, Interdisciplinary, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
When Avenues’ fifth grade students began learning the “Ode to Joy” theme from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, their teachers collaborated to make the experience truly interdisciplinary.
'Tags: '5th Grade, artist-in-residence, English, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Lower Division, Music, Video, World Course
When I heard that violinist Gil Morgenstern was named artist-in-residence at Avenues, I emailed him to see if he would collaborate with my fifth grade students. The timing was perfect, because he had just met with music teacher Brendan Dolan to discuss the same thing.
'Tags: '5th Grade, artist-in-residence, Immersion, Lower Division, Music
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