For more than 20 years, ArtReach has provided high-quality year-round, community-based art education to children ages 5-18 living in underserved areas of Indianapolis. This afterschool and summer studio art program serves approximately 1,000 youth at 26 sites annually. During their semester-long ArtReach class, students learn art-making, art history, art criticism and aesthetics and gain valuable self-confidence and self-expression along the way.
Every spring ArtReach students are invited to exhibit their artwork at the ArtReach Exhibition. The artwork they’ve created is professionally displayed in the Indianapolis Art Center’s galleries for their friends, family, and community to see.
ArtReach works with each partner location to identify a schedule, location, and age range. A teaching artist is selected based on the needs and qualities of the partner site. Teaching artists create curriculum unique to each site and serve as positive, caring role models for the youth they teach. Partner sites are expected to manage recruitment, assist with demographics collection, and provide an adult representative to be present during each ArtReach session.
All aboard the ArtBus! This public art tour and field trip experience aims to better connect participants with the visual arts in their community and throughout Indianapolis. ArtBus routes start at your location and travel to arts and cultural institutions around town, stopping along the way to discover Indianapolis’ public art. (More detailed route information below, under Locations.) An ArtBus Conductor will help your group make sense of art works by asking open-ended questions designed to prompt close observation. S/he will also lead interactive activities that will help participants think about how art works are made and are valued, and give participants a behind-the-scenes look at artists and arts-related professions. Participants will also get an opportunity to try their hand at making their own art.
ArtBus is an ideal experience for youth 8-18 or for adults. ArtBus trips can be customized to provide professional development opportunities for visual arts educators and educators aiming to integrate history, civics, local geography with the arts.
Artist in Residence: Kathy Dickerson (Kiowa Tribe ...
Each year the Eiteljorg Museum hosts Native American and Western artists for one to three-week residencies. Artist experiences are available both at the museum and can be combined with gallery tours, and in your school classroom or other venue. Artists talk with students about their culture and their art and then lead them in an art making activity.
Katherine Dickerson is a member of the Kiowa Tribe in Oklahoma. The Kiowa migrated from the northern plains around the Yellowstone River and Missouri River down to the southwest part of Oklahoma. Kathy was raised going between St. Louis and her tribal lands in Oklahoma and has spent her entire life learning the crafts, culture, and history of her tribe from elders and her father. Kathy shares history, storytelling, tribal song and dance and her craftsmanship using a hands on approach. She makes materials the way they were made back in the 1800’s, even scraping and brain tanning her hides. The bags, belts, beaded fans, beaded gourds and footwear that Kathy makes are used in her presentations. She enjoys keeping the Kiowa traditions alive, and has been giving demonstrations and lectures in school and at gatherings ever since she was in grade school herself.
Depending on the age of the students and venue, Kathy will share her Kiowa culture and traditions through storytelling, tribal song and dance, using her own handmade cultural items. Students will make their own modern version of a Plains style ring and pin game, similar to the European ball and cup game.
Eiteljorg Museum Public Art Project
As a part of the Eiteljorg Museum’s 30th anniversary celebration, you (and everyone else you know) are invited to create artwork inspired by the theme, Beauty. Artwork will be on display in conjunction with the exhibition, A Sense of Beauty, which opens March 9th. So get out your paints, pencils, tablets or whatever medium you choose (2-D only) and create some art! Public artwork will be hung within ten days of receipt after March 9, 2019 and be on display through August 4, 2019.
Metal Embossing - Stretching Your Imagination by R...
Repoussé is a centuries-old art metalworking technique in which a malleable metal (copper, brass, aluminum, tin, gold, etc.) is ornamented or shaped from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. Students will get to explore the creation of a one of a kind art piece using wood tools to stretch the surface of a flat metal piece creating an embossed image.
Making Creative Books - For Teachers by Bonnie Sta...
Bonnie will provide a hands-on workshop on bookmaking for the classroom. This includes information, instructions, and resources for teachers to help students successfully complete book projects. Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour workshop.
Picture Power by William Rasdell
From advertising to internet memes photographic imagery has increasingly become a primary medium of persuasion. In this session students will engage in a discussion about what makes images powerful and persuasive and dissect how images may impact their lives. Students will create their own imagery to communicate a message.
Animal Herd: Create a Menagerie with Clay Sculptur...
Students will learn the basic elements of clay work: pinch pot, slab, coil, slip and score. Students will design their own creatures, real or imagined. Themes include elephants, dinosaurs, or anything that connects with your curriculum. Teachers are responsible for firing sculptures.
Printed & Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie Roberston
Stamping, tying, folding, and printing are just some of the ways your students will work with color and fabric in this workshop. In the process of learning fabric techniques, students will discuss ways different cultures have created or refined fabric dying methods. Meet with the artist to connect her workshop with your curriculum. Choose from: wax batik, shibori (tie-dye), crayon, direct painting, and stamping.
Indigo Blues by Sofiya Inger
Using the power of nature, students will turn oxygen and indigo plants into bright blue fabric art. After folding, tying, and dipping their fabric in natural indigo dye, students will see the process of oxidation. Students will discuss how art can involve nature in various ways.
Playful Prints by Robin McBride Scott
Printmaking is a rewarding art form that allows children to try out different techniques and to see cause and effect in action. Playful Prints is an opportunity for students to create artwork in a completely new way using a pencil, foam plate, inks and paper to create multiple pieces of art from one drawing.
Magic with Foil by Robin McBride Scott
Soft foil metal is a great magical medium to create works of art in. Students will explore their creativity through the technique of embossing. Metal foils are a great material to create low relief embossed artworks using simple tools. It is fun to make, endless possibilities for creativity, and the end results are breathtaking!
The Magical Art of Printmaking by Robin McBride Sc...
Printmaking surrounds us and is an integral part of our society today. We depend on printed text, advertising and art as a primary source for information and entertainment. Students will create their own relief printing plates, ink them up and produce a print. Once a relief plate is made multiple prints can be made from the same plate, unlike other art forms. As a ﬁne art form, printmaking continues to be recognized around the world for its method, diversity, and beauty.
Gifts of the Earth: Native American Potter by Robi...
Each student will create a piece of North American Mississippi-style pottery called an effigy vessel (the form of a human or animal). Students will learn about the history and culture of the Mississippi Native Peoples and the clay techniques they used. Most effective as a 60 or 90 minute workshop.
Gifts of the Canebakes: Native American Basketry T...
Students will learn about the Native American traditions of harvesting and dying river cane (once plentiful in Indiana.) Each student will create a woven mat or bowl using traditional patterns. Most effective as a 60 or 90 minute workshop.
Art & Architecture by Next Great Architects
Students will be presented with two-dimensional rooms to configure their own unique floor plan. Students will learn spatial problem solving, design exploration and application of imagination. In multiple sessions students will expand their designs to include furniture and/or site planning.
Carving Into Curriculum by Michael Mirabile
Do you have a book you are exploring with your students in Language Arts or an historical event you are studying in Social Studies? However you would like to delve more deeply into your curriculum, Michael can take you there through his artistry. Let your students create a visual exploration of your unit of study through the art of linoleum block printmaking. In this two-day (or 90-minute) workshop, Michael will design a printmaking workshop based around a topic you are discussing in class. Students will research and design an idea for their prints based off a topic you would like them to explore more deeply. Once students have their designs they will carve them out on blocks and produce an actual print as their final product.
Imaginative Mexican Clay Masks by Jude Odell
Students will learn about the traditions and culture of the Mexican clay village Ocumicho as experienced by teaching artist Jude Odell. Students will learn basic clay techniques and create individual imaginative mask forms. Teachers are responsible for firing or discuss options with artist. Paint on your own, or follow up with the bright colors and patterns of the glaze workshop ‘Color at 2000 Degrees.’
Clay Adventures by Jude Odell
Students will be introduced to clay hand building techniques. Several projects can be adapted to suit your classroom’s needs. Teachers are responsible for firing or can inquire about other options.
Comic Books for Comprehension by Jingo de la Rosa
Students will create their own page of a comic book that illustrates a descriptive sentence. By dissecting the nouns, verbs, and adjectives of the sentence, students will draw interesting illustrations from their own imagination.
Worming Into Books by Bonnie Stahlecker
This workshop will capitalize on the student’s knowledge of earthworms by introducing them to bookmaking, illustration and different writing styles. Each student will make a cleverly folded book with room for a long illustration of a worm and four pages of writing. The students will have the choice to create a fictional tale about their worm or they can make their worms realistic and write reports full of worm facts.
Teachers are encouraged to read Herman and Marguerite: An Earth Story by J. O’Callahan or Diary of a Worm, prior to visit.
Monarchs Need Milkweed by Bonnie Stahlecker
This program uses the art of bookmaking to engage students in a conversation about ecology. Each student will make a book that illustrates the crucial relationship between the monarch butterfly and the milkweed plant. With visual examples Bonnie will emphasize the special connection necessary for the monarch to continue to exist. Prior to the visit, teachers are encouraged to show the students the YouTube videos: Amazing Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly and Monarch Butterflies Migration Google Earth Tour.
Learning Lincoln through Bookmaking with Bonnie St...
Students will make a unique book with an interior space to illustrate Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood house in southern Indiana. After a discussion on Lincoln history and family members, students will draw the inside of the log cabin. Additional pages in the book are available for future student writing.
Tree of Dreams
Guided by Sofiya Inger, students will explore the visual language of color and symbols. They will communicate who they are by designing an image on a fabric leaf. In the 3-5 day residency, the leaves can be made into a collaborative wall hanging.
Making Creative Books
Bonnie Stahlecker will teach students the techniques of bookbinding in a fun and easy way. Each workshop is custom designed around any subject matter you wish. Younger students’ books include clever folds and secret hiding places. Older students can make artist’s books, exploring unique structures.
Creative Classroom Connections
Creative Classroom Connections draws upon the research supporting the importance of exploratory experiences in the arts during the early childhood years. Program goals, center activity designs, the implementation model, and assessments are reflective of this research as well as research-based practices regarding teaching and learning in early childhood, professional learning, and effective community partnerships.
Teachers receive materials, curriculum, professional development and in-class coaching to support an integrated arts program in their classroom.
Our preschool program uses guided-exploration which provides students with feedback and brings them together to explore, examine, question, build new ideas, and develop new skills and excitement for learning. Children have weekly opportunities for self-selection of activities both independently or collaboratively, in which teachers and adult volunteers provide guiding questions, encouragement, and opportunities for sharing. Students spend approximately one hour per week in the program featuring:
Introduction with a book or famous work of art
Choice of art center activities; 3 centers available
Whole group reflective sharing and discussion
Kindergarten and First Grade
Kindergarten and first grade programs utilize a center rotation model. Teachers group children and lead rotations through three small groups, allowing for differentiation. Students rotate between the centers to participate in each center lesson approximately every 30 minutes. Art With a Heart will offer professional development for teachers as well as volunteers supporting the program.
Integrated art lesson
Letter Book/Art Elements Book
Guided lesson integrating language arts and visual arts
Process-based opportunity to explore arts materials
POPULAR CULTURE CHARACTERS
Tuesdays, August 2018–May 2019
10, 10:45, and 11:30 a.m.; 12:15 p.m.
40 minutes, 30 students
Every character has a story! In this interactive experience, students explore comic book characters and their “biographies.” They use art and literacy skills as they create a visual image of their character and construct his or her backstory.
DCI World Championships & DCI Summer Tour
For nearly a half century, Drum Corps International, Marching Music’s Major League™, has been the leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers.
Thirteen original founding member organizations formed the Drum Corps International collective in 1971 to organize and unify leadership for youth-focused competitive drum corps events throughout North America. Directors of those competing groups sought to unite their corps by providing opportunities to perform together—in the end building a foundation for future success.
A non-profit entity was officially established in 1972, and today DCI supports numerous programs around the globe while sanctioning participating recognized drum corps, SoundSport® performance ensembles and DrumLine Battle™ teams performing in more than 100 competitive events that make up the annual Drum Corps International Tour.
With a vast reach online at DCI.org, through corporate sponsorship, annual broadcast initiatives, and outreach to high school music programs, Drum Corps International delivers the message of “excellence in performance and in life” to more than 7.2 million young people, ages 13-22 involved in the performing arts across the United States.
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