2016/17 Visual Arts Residencies
Residency prices start at $50 per session. To book a residency or workshop or for more information, please complete the Residency Interest Form.
From Trash to Treasure: Creating Imaginative Sculptures from found and recycled materials
Artist Name: Leslie T. Iwai
Academic Focus: Science
Description: The discarded and overlooked items that fill our world are rich with potential as we use imagination and innovation to discover this treasure in the most ordinary places. Using items from the recycling bin and the thrift store, students will go through a design process of imagining, sketching and brainstorming to dismantle and combine materials to create collaborative sculptures and stories while inspiring new ways of imagining how we inhabit our neighborhood and world!
Grade levels: 2-6
Animation Locomotion: The Art of Sequencing
Artist Name: Amy Mietzel
Academic Focus: English Language Arts
Description: The partnership of visual arts and kinesthetic movement provides an exciting and memorable way for students to think about and learn sequencing in writing. This residency is the perfect avenue to explore descriptive details and clear event sequences in writing of texts in the form of flipbooks.
Grade levels: 2-5
Visualizing History: Getting Graphic with the Past
Artist Name: Bobbette Rose
Academic Focus: Social Studies
Description: History gets a fresh look as students take an historical event or period to illustrate and create a graphic novel together. Students learn to identify main characters and build a story sequence. This residency can come alongside any period you are teaching and give the students a way to deepen their understanding of the events.
Grade levels: 6-8
Developing Media Literacy and Leadership through Art
Artist Name: Kelly Park Snider
Academic Focus: Media Literacy
Description: In this innovative artistic exploration, students develop the necessary tools to think more critically, examining mass media and advertising influences on their lives. Students will be immersed in a variety of writing and visual arts experiences designed to inspire self-reflection and social change, culminating in their own art exhibition.
Grade levels: 5-8
The Missing Piece: Geometry through Quilting
Artist Name: Rebecca Stanley
Academic Focus: Math
Description: Shape your students’ appreciation of geometry through its aesthetic application in design in the traditional art and craft of quilt piecing. Students manipulate paper and fabric to discover relationships between geometry, design, and construction, using concepts like angles, symmetry, congruence, concavity, and order of operations.
Grade levels: 5-8
For more information, please contact Community Engagement Coordinator Beth Racette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.258.4169.
Overture Arts Education Residencies are funded in part by A. Paul Jones Charitable Trust, Green Bay Packaging/George F. Kress Foundation, and contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.