Art Infusion | Billy Miller

“If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have an art program,” says Glencoe Elementary’s new principal. He’s speaking to a packed Cafetorium of K-5 parents who have become all too used to how budget cuts mean public schools must do more with less. Six years ago, the principal was different. The sentiment was the same. […]

Teen Designers and Some Out-of-this-World Clients | Mark Dzula

I recently worked at Pace University as a teaching artist, supporting a group of teens as they developed content for Exerblast, a kids’ gym in New York City. Exerblast enhances workout sessions for children with technology and video game savvy; it is essentially a tricked out obstacle course housed in Tribecca, NYC. Participants earn points […]

Animation, Appropriation, and Tech Kids Unlimited | Mark Dzula

A pint-sized princess summons her courage and battles Bowser (of Super Mario fame) after he sets fire to a building in her utopic hometown. A gang of ants and spiders endures the trauma and tribulations of getting a yearbook signed by classmates at school. Sonic the Hedgehog and Shadow get sucked into Commercial World, trapped […]