Content with Disciplines : Arts

Kinesthetic Learning Course: Experiental Methods & Practices

Catalog Description: Examination, application, and analysis of the methods and benefits of the kinesthetic teaching style; including educational theory, purpose, and practice. Students will conduct research projects that involve designing, developing, and implementing psychomotor, cognitive, and affective skill building lesson plans using kinesthetic methods. Attending a live dance performance is required. Offered annually. Course Overview: This is a research course with a service learning component. The class format includes lecture and discussion, reading the text and recommended handouts, viewing videos, studio work, and practical experiences at the college and in community settings in the form of service learning projects. Learning…

Sculpture in the Social Field SL Course

Course Description: This is a studio course designed to provide the beginning sculpture student with a foundation in sculptural processes and theories that contribute to the current field of sculpture with an emphasis on social practice, viewer participation, and broad inclusion. In this class we will work to define a field of sculpture and then survey its aspects, including process, material, ethics, historical contributions, the current zeitgeist (look it up, it will be on the quiz), and professional practices. Students will create elementary and advanced spatial constructions using a variety of tools, materials, and methods as the above topics are…

Visual Art & Social Entrepreneurship SL Course

COURSE UNDERPININGS Social entrepreneurs are innovators who focus on designing and creating concrete products and services that address social needs and problems. Unlike scalable startups the goal of a social entrepreneur is to seed awareness of organizer collaboration and effective business models for creating micro-enterprise. The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) located in the middle of the community will serve as a secure place to foster, stimulate and sustain the “culture” of place through the management of an accessible maker-space and workshop. The culture of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay (southeast Baltimore City) and northeast Anne Arundel County is fragmented and complicated by the…

Making Value Visible: Excellence in Campus-Community Partnerships in the Arts, Humanities, and Design

This study, commissioned by Imagining America, sets forth what practitioners themselves believe to be the characteristics of excellence in campus-community partnerships in the arts, humanities, and design. The report finds that at the core of excellence is learning and knowledge-making through reciprocal relationships. Sociable learning yields three types of negotiated complexity that seem to be intrinsic to the experience of excellent partnerships: a sense of spatial mobility, an aesthetics of practice, and richly detailed documentation.Koch, C. (2005). Making Value Visible: Excellence in Campus-Community Partnerships in the Arts, Humanities, and Design. Imagining America: Arts & Scholars in Public Life. Full Report.

Publicly Engaged Scholarship in the Humanities, Arts and Design

This pamphlet provides an overview of how colleges and universities are expanding and deepening the role that publicly engaged scholarship in the humanities, arts, and design can play in contributing to positive change in the communities and regions within which higher education institutions exist. Through the lens of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, the only national coalition working explicitly at the nexus of publicly engaged scholarship and the humanities, arts, and design, author Jamie Haft exemplifies the range of work as it is practiced through courses, projects, programs, centers, institutes, and institution-wide initiatives. Haft, J. (2012). Publicly Engaged Scholarship…

Partners in Art: a new theater for high school students

Thanks to a group of enthusiastic team workers our community as a whole will be greatly enriched. Owing to a combined effort of our local Arts Guild, Construction students, who were responsible for designing and building a brand new performance-art interior for our local movie theater and a 6th Period Drama class, our community now has a top notch, state of the art theatre that the entire community and county can take pride in. The students profit greatly from the experience because it provides a setting (The Magnolia Theatre) that inspires them more so than a normal classroom environment. They…

Theatre Outreach Program to Schools (T.O.P.S.) – Hedda Gabler

The Black Hawk College current grant-funded Theatre Outreach Program to Schools, co-sponsored by the Illinois Campus Compact for Community Service, the BHC Creative Arts Department, the Office of the President, and the BHC Foundation has accomplished the following: Over 160, 22-page Study Guides, on the play HEDDA GABLER, a modern Social Drama, were sent to area Junior and Senior High schools. Selected students from Moline High School and United Township High School, were given a special performance the BHC-HEDDA GABLER production, involved in lunch and a lunch-time discussion of the play, then they were involved in conflict-resolution workshops over a…

Using interdisciplinary arts programming to provide service-learning and literacy enhancement opportunities to high schoolers

The NYC Vocational Training Center (VTC), a 5-borough multi sited High School Program, the Fredrick Douglas Literacy Center (FDLC) and the Waterways Project of Ten Penny Players, Inc. (WP), a literacy arts publishing and performance program, are providing inclusive service learning and literacy enhancement opportunities for 400 VTC and 50 FDLC at risk 11th grade NYC young adults. The program is implemented within the context of meeting targeted NYS Learning Standards through interdisciplinary arts programming and a school to work philosophy. VTC students receive 90 minutes a day of academic instruction from 9 teachers and spend the remainder of the…

Sudent-produced videos used for discussion and demonstration

The purpose of the service learning project is to create student-produced video taped vignettes of middle school students confronting peer pressure situation in which they need to make tough choices. The coordinator, Michael Walsh, is the drama and video production teacher who has attended a service learning in-service hosted by CESA 2. The videos would be used to spark discussion in classrooms throughout Stoughton. Students also will participate by creating videos demonstrating bike and pedestrian safety. The students will plan, perform and shoot the video as well as post-production editing.

Art on the Edge program: ceramics students work with homeless children

In the spring of 1997, an Introduction to Ceramics class, taught by Lisa Lynes at North Idaho College, enlisted students as tutors in a local program called Art on the Edge. Through the program students in the class worked in an after-school setting with children living in the local St. Vincent DePaul Homeless Shelter. Students helped the children create original ceramic projects which were later fired by the arts department at the college. Several students commented that it was an eye-opening experience to work so closely with children who were living under such harsh conditions.   From Service Matters 1998:…

Project New Urban Arts: supporting and showing youth art

Project New Urban Arts , a nonprofit organization started by Tyler Denmead, a student at Brown University, provides two kinds of service. First, it provides a service to youth at area high schools. The project provides high school students with free studio space and art supplies, as well as lessons from working artists from the local community. Second, it provides a service to the community, turning storefront space that it has bought and turning it into display space for the art that high school students and their mentor artists create. In this way, the art serves both a private purpose…

“Beyond El Gran Capoquero”: high school students learn Spanish skills via Drama while providing community service to K-2 Spanish students

“”Beyond El Gran Capoquero”” (The Great Kapok Tree) extends SAIL’s 1997-98 interdisciplinary project whereby high school students acquire conversational Spanish skills via Drama while providing community service to K-2 Spanish students. That project’s success, our desire to capitalize on the strong oral presentation/drama skills of SAIL students and the support of our school improvement plan (expansion of hands-on, applied experiential learning and a greater emphasis on community service for our students) encouraged us to continue. First semester included joint lesson planning, student training in Spanish, Drama, and Early Childhood Education teaching techniques, and development of student-produced curriculum implementation activities. SAIL…

Children’s Theatre tour brings “artful” activities to elementary schools

For our Spring semester, as their Senior thesis project, four actors put together a Children’s Theatre tour of folk and fairy tales that they wrote, produced, performed and toured to local area elementary schools which were very desperate for “”artful”” activities to supplement their curriculum. The performers then met the children after each performance and answered questions. These students worked for me at my professional summer theatre in Lincoln, New Hampshire where we tour Children’s Theatre throughout the state. One of the students wrote the scripts and most of the music last summer for these original musicals which bring these…

Theatre Collaboration

Course Description The integration and application of principles of theatre collaboration. Students participate in the collaborative creation of a play production while examining the ideas/principles of social justice, community, and the immigration issues in Charlotte. The process results in a final class project/presentation. Course Context The population of Charlotte, North Carolina has doubled since 1990 to almost 1 million residents. The immigrant population has increased 560%, making Charlotte, North Carolina one of the most popular immigrant destinations in the country. As the multi-cultural immigrant influx is new to the traditionally bi-racial culture of Charlotte, this community is at a crossroads…

Creative Movement and Rhythms

“No one if perfectly healthy, Imagination frees us, Creation renews us, Creativity Heals Us.” – Author Unknown Course Notice: This course meets the requirements of a Tier II Course in the Artistic Expression and Critical Appreciation Context. This course has been enhanced to include a service learning component. WC students will gain a greater understanding of the elements of creative movement by serving as movement teachers and facilitators for residents and program participants at various community sites. Course Description: An introduction to the elements of creative movement through lecture, reading, activity experiences, experimentation, observation, and discussion. Students will explore movement forms as more…

Black Literatures

Course Description This course explores literature from the African diaspora – particularly West Africa, the U.S., and the Caribbean. A range of questions will guide our discussion including: What constitutes the African diaspora? What is the relationship between diaspora and nation? What are the connections between the African diasporas in the construction of a black identity? We will read fiction and drama from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Jamaica, Haiti, England, and the U.S. (among other countries) with protagonists who often look to Africa and/or the ancestors for renewal and empowerment. Among the themes we will explore are oral…

US/Brazil Consortia Seminar: Sustainability in Urban Communities of Poverty

Introduction/Background This seminar will be the final of three annual fall courses addressing the revitalization of Syracuse’s Near Eastside Neighborhood. Students and faculty will work hand-in-hand with Eastside Neighbors in Partnership (ENIP), a community development organization that works with a severely challenged neighborhood on the city’s east side. The seminar is a component of the US/Brazil Design Research Consortia, which includes ESF, two Brazilian universities (the University of Brazil and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SuI) and Perul State. These four programs have been working together for the past three years to explore the multi-faceted topic of “Sustainable Urban…

Arts and Community Development

INTRODUCTION This course utilizes the principles of academic Service-Learning to introduce students to the theory and practice of the arts as a vehicle for community-cultural development. As part of the course, the students will undertake fieldwork and research in an arts-based community project through direct contact and collaboration with established community based organizations (CBOs) that have within each of their missions explicit goals of community-cultural development. The instructors have identified and established partnerships with five CBO’s in Chicago, each of which has expressed a felt-need for increased research into the work they conduct to enhance tbe impact their efforts have…

Field Methods in Ethnomusicology: Music and Islam in West Philadelphia

Music 650-250 Field Methods in Ethnomusicology: Music and Islam in West Philadelphia This is a syllabus in modification through the course of the semester as we creatively respond to the requirements of our community partners?this kind of flexibility is supported by web technology, rather than paper, because updating is pretty easy. So the syllabus is different from the start of the semester. What you see is literally reflective of where this project is now on March 21, 2008! Blackboard is an indispensable tool in this class. To access use the following url: www.courseweb.library.upenn.edu To login you need your own Penn…

Public and Social Service Design

?one is to do in school what one will do in society? – JohnDewey COURSE DESCRIPTION Emphasis is placed on the role of the designer in the community, public awareness and social responsibility with special emphasis placed on participatory design and civic engagement through service learning. As designers we can create change in the world by using graphic design and advertising and to present important ideas, to raise awareness, and to stimulate thought. In this class we will visually communicate issues that concern you and many others ? issues of global and local significance such as social equality, environmental concerns…