Huh? Wow! Exploring Time-Based Media in Elementary Art | Meghan Zanskas

Much like my 21st century students, I’m drawn to artwork that uses video, animation, and sound. Not only do these works pull us in with movement, they engage our curiosity. With my own growing interest in video art I have come across some very interesting work done by contemporary artists. What I found encouraged me […]

An Extraordinary Beginning | Amelia Hutchison

I received an email from my supervisor at the Baltimore City Detention Center updating me on my students’ progress since I returned home to Canada for summer two months ago. He said, “I wanted to let you know that even with all the comings and goings of guys on the tier, the artwork on the walls […]

The Business of Being a Teaching Artist | Joan Weber

I am in the beginning weeks of a ten-week residency that I am developing for a local university law school center.  The University of Baltimore Center for Families, Children and the Courts is a successful early intervention program that focuses on truancy in Baltimore City Public Schools.  They have recruited several circuit court judges to […]

Given Circumstances: What I Learned this Summer, Part 2

As an actor, I spend a lot of my artistic time considering the given circumstances of my character.  That’s all the stuff that informs the mood and disposition of my character at every point during the play.  It includes things like where my character was just before entering the stage or where she’s headed off-stage.  […]

What I Learned This Summer: The Introduction

Baltimore City Public Schools did a really cool thing this summer.  It offered a five-week summer program to keep kids engaged in math and reading skills. It wasn’t remedial effort or to catch up, it was to stay on track.  What a great deal for parents, too: all-day child supervision, including food and field trips, […]