STUDENT WORKSHOPS 

Student Workshops offer opportunities for students and teachers to explore art through theory and hands on practice. We are committed to designing exciting, student centered and collaborative projects that challenge participants to reflect on their role in their communities. We emphasize 21st century approaches to making that incorporate technology and integrate cross curricular content.

Our curriculum engages students in a dialogue about contemporary art and new approaches to making driven by inquiry and innovation. Each program is based on ARTISTS ABROAD’s belief that contemporary artists effectively model creative and critical thinking across subject areas and disciplines.

CURRICULUM STANDARDS

ARTISTS ABROAD’s curriculum has been designed by licensed and experienced arts educators and adheres to Blueprint for Teaching Visual Arts, Common Core, and the National Core Arts Standards.

LEARNING GOALS

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Public Presentation
  • Leadership

  • Visual Literacy
  • Contemporary Art Practices
  • Contemporary Artist References
  • Art History and Context
  • Critical Response and Discussion

  • Art and Technology
  • Art and Public Display
  • Art and Community Engagement
  • Cross Disciplinary Making
  • Cross Cultural Understanding

TIMETABLE & DURATION

We offer a variety of workshop in a variety of formats in order to reach the largest amount of students we can. Each of our programs can be taught in the following formats:

After School, One Month

  • After school hours
  • 2 hour sessions
  • MTWThF

After School, Full Semester

  • After school hours
  • 2 hours session
  • MWF

Intensive 1 Day and 1 Week

  • 9am – 2pm
  • Full day with lunch recess
  • MTWThF

PROGRAMS

Collaborative Art in the Public Space

The Public Art Workshop believes in leveraging art to improve a community environment. ARTISTS ABROAD educators work with students to design and create public art pieces in their schools that embody their experiences and leave a lasting legacy. Students are actively involved in all stages of the process. They learn skills necessary to complete the project and work collaboratively to get the job done. We look to empower youth to take leaderships, work in groups, and transform their school environment.

There are three unique workshops focusing on public art and display. Each project is facilitated by educators and driven by student interest and leadership.

  • Community Mural
  • Public Sculpture
  • Sculpture Installation

Section 1: Plan It | Introduction and instruction, student research, process planning

Section 2: Inspire it | Context of contemporary public artists, community surveys, discuss and decide theme

Section 3: Create it | Skills instruction, student work

Section 4: Celebrate it | Student presentations, process video screening

Art & Technology

This workshop is driven by the belief that the next great innovations in art making will be in the integration of technology. In a digital age, ARTISTS ABROAD teaches students to use technology for creative expression. Students use cutting edge new technologies provided by ARTISTS ABROAD to create exciting new work.

There are three unique workshops focusing on integration of art and technology. Each project is facilitated by educators and driven by student interest and experience.

  • Animation
  • Photography
  • Digital Art

Section 1: Plan It | Introduction and instruction, student research, process planning

Section 2: Inspire it | Context of contemporary digital artists, student surveys and discussion

Section 3: Create it | Skills instruction, student work

Section 4: Celebrate it | Student presentations, process video screening

Advanced Portfolio

This workshop is designed to help provide all students with access to higher education in the arts. Targeted for high school juniors and seniors, this workshop tutors students through the process of creating and submitting art portfolios for undergraduate studies. Upon successful completion of required portfolio material, ARTISTS ABROAD will sponsor up to three [3] application fees for students driven to continue their studies.

Projects have an emphasis on establishing student’s individual artistic voice, advancing core skills, and focusing students on their future goals. Projects may include:

  • 2D design
  • Mixed Media
  • Installation
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Multi Media

Section 1: Plan It | Introduction and instruction, student research

Section 2: Inspire it | Context of contemporary artists, discussion and critique, student project proposals

Section 3: Create it | Skills instruction, student work

Section 4: Celebrate it | Student presentations, process video screening

Section 5: Submit it | Guidance through application process

Interested in organizing a student workshop?CONTACT US for more details.