Arts in education  and environmental

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Adirondack Botanical Designs

VISUAL ARTS GRANTS

ADK Arts Education LCB Grant, The Battle of Plattsburgh, A book for kids by kids, 2011

Teaching Artist working with Cumberland Head Art Teacher and all fourth graders researched famous people, the naval battles , the land battles, weapons, tactics, ships etc. about the Battle of Plattsburgh .Students wrote text and illustrated their findings too produce a published book. The book is available at the school library, Plattsburgh public library and on-line at Blurb.com

ADK  Arts Education LCB Grant, Many Faces, Many Places: Exploring Unity, a ceramic mural, 2010

Teaching artist working with Cumberland Head art teacher and special education students grades K-5 exploring the concept of unity related to the curriculum.  The students design, make and glaze tiles to create a mural installed on an interior wall of the school.

 

Quadricentennial and DEC Grants, Clinton County History Through the Eyes of Its Children, A ceramic mural,2009

Teaching artist working with two other artists with all 7th grade students in Clinton County researching, designing, making and glazing tiles for a 38’ x 9’ ceramic tile mural of the history of Clinton County permanently installed on the Government Center exterior wall.

 

ADK Arts in Education LCB Grant, Walking with the Ancients, 2007

Teaching artist with Peru 5th grade students researching, designing, making, carving and painting concrete stepping stones.  The stepping stones represent the different ancient cultures of the Western Hemisphere and are installed in the ground next to the cafeteria.

 

ADK Arts in Education LCB Grant, Adirondack Animals, 2006

Program Director, teacher, artist working with one other artist with Peru students grades 3-5 illustrating Adirondack animals, lakes, rivers, insects, flowers and trees to create a book: Adirondack ABC’S . The book was published with copies available to the students and copies permanently a part of the Peru Elementary and Intermediate Libraries.

 

ADK Arts in Education LCB Grant, Imagine Harmony: A ceramic mural, 2005/2006

Program Director, teacher, artist working with two other artists with 3-5 grade students designing, making, carving and glazing tiles for a 19’ x 6’ ceramic mural permanently installed on the exterior wall of the Peru Intermediate School.

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS (each grant had a Visual Arts Component)

NCTRC Grant, Adirondack Stream, 2004

Program Director, teacher, artist with Peru students grades 3-5 painting an Adirondack mural on the lobby wall, creating life six models of Adirondack birds hanging from the ceiling and building a 15ft. stream with rocks in front of the mural (the stream contains fish and is maintained by the students)

 

NCTRC Grant, Trees, Trees, Trees, 2002

Program Director, teacher, artist with Peru students grades 3-5 researching shade trees and fruit trees to add to then planting three crab apple trees and three shade trees on the playground. Students created a hand bound book titled: Analyzing Trees using the Digital Microscope, and a hand bound book titled: The Poetry of Trees.

 

NCTRC Grant, Butterfly Gardens, presented at New York State Academy of Teaching and Learning (NYSATL), 2000

Program Director, teacher, artist with Peru students grades 3-5 establishing a pathway for wildlife. Students researched host plant for larva and nectar plants for adults to attract butterflies and other insects, visited a garden center to select plants, prepared the ground, grew seedlings in the classrooms and the planted the garden. The garden was certified by the National Wildlife Federation. Students created a hand bound book titled:Save Our Planet

 

Kids Growing Food Grant, Cornell University, 1998

Program Director, teacher, artist with Peru students grades 3-6 designing and creating gardens in the fornt and side of the school. Companion planting was stressed. Journey North and Journey South Programs were integral parts of the program. Students created images of birds that migrate south and sent their images to a school in the Yucatan Peninsula. Students created a hand bound book titled: Ruby about a Ruby throated hummingbird caught in a hurricane on her way to Mexico.

 

 

TECHNOLOGY GRANTS (with Visual Arts Component)

NCTRC Grant, Adventures into the Past: The history of Peru, presented at NYSATL, 2001

Program Director, teacher artist with Peru students grades 3-5 researching the history of Peru, invited seniors to a reception at the VFW to videotape oral interviews and take digital pictures of artifacts. A videotape of the interviews was made and is available at the Peru Library.

 

Model Schools Grant, Technology in the Classroom, 1999

Program Director, teacher, artist, with Peru students grades 3-6 learning to use the digital camera to take pictures to import into a PowerPoint Presentation of What We Are and What We can do to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle that was looped for parent conference day.

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