Local teachers get hands-on lesson at ArtBridges Workshop

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first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “They are interesting, fun and creative ways for students to learn,” she said. “Theater boxes are visual learning tools and I’m excited about the possibilities for my students.”Halee Hodge, GES, said hands-on learning appeals to students and also makes lasting impressions on them.Charlotte Walden, Charles Henderson High School, was one of two art teachers that participated.Her group’s theater box was designed around the theme of the water cycle and included “Purple Rain” as background music.She said integrating art into core curriculums will allow students to use their creativity while exploring subject areas where art is not the norm.The objective of ArtBridges is to introduce arts education based on Alabama Course of Study Standards across the core curriculum, utilizing the high quality exhibition schedule of the Johnson Center for the Arts as the catalyst. “The mission of the two-day workshop is to collaborate with teachers on how to integrate visual arts into their standards-based curriculum,” said Wiley White, JCA staff member. “Our intentions are to enhance how they teach their required standards, not to add to their curriculum.”An important component of the ArtBridges program is bringing the students to the Johnson Center to see the art exhibits that align with the visual arts techniques being used in their classrooms. Following the school tours, the JCA plans a classroom activity integrating the chosen educational standards. The ArtBridgs workshop offered by the Johnson Center for the Arts is designed to teach art techniques that can be used as a bridge to other disciplines, including language arts, history, social studies, math and science. The teachers who participated in this year’s ArtBridges created cardboard-engineered puppet theaters using a variety of media and techniques. Pictured are participating teachers, Charlotte Walden, CHHS; Barbara Cotton, Banks School; Phyllis Jackson, Banks Schools; Donna McKethern Troy Elementary School; Jennifer Hall, Bruce K. Craig Elementary and Sabrina Sims Thomas, Banks Schools. Also pictured, co-presenters Tara Sartorius, Hope Brannon and Michael V. Sims. By Jaine Treadwell Local teachers get hands-on lesson at ArtBridges Workshop By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopencenter_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “This year, the teachers created cardboard-engineered puppet theaters using a variety of media and techniques,” Sartorius said. “They created paper-engineered puppets and wrote and edited content-related readers’ theater scripts. They also developed a plan to implement readers’ theater in the classroom.”Creating a theater box is physically and mentally challenging. The “construction” of the box requires measuring, cutting and assembling and that is not accomplished without stooping, bending and reaching and some stretching “to get the kinks out,” as one teacher said. But the end result was worth all the efforts.Theater boxes are great learning opportunities for students, said Emily Kessler, Goshen Elementary School. Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 22, 2017 Lights, camera, action.A hush came over The Studio mid-afternoon Friday as the participants in the 2017 ArtBridges Teacher Workshop took their places around their theater boxes.Two groups of teachers had worked together designing the scenes, creating the puppets, writing the scripts and selecting the music that would culminate in a theatrical presentation of what they had learned in the two-day workshop. And, when the curtains went up, there was no doubt that the teachers from the Pike County area would go back to their classrooms in August well equipped to integrate the arts into their subject areas and to do so enthusiastically.The Art Bridges workshop is designed to teach art techniques that can be used as a bridge to other disciplines, including the language arts, history, social studies, math and science.Tara Sartorius, a presenter for the workshop, said the goals and objectives of ArtBridges are basically the same each year although the methods differ. Sponsored Content PET PHOTOS: Deadline approaches for animal shelter contest Sure it’s hot and sure it’s summer ball tournament time. Sure the beach is calling and mountains, too. But, folks,… read more You Might Like Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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