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Arts Learning Experiences

 

During each CommuniCREATE event, families attended one workshop in drama, visual art, dance, or music.  Each workshop provided an opportunity for Barger students and families to actively engage in arts learning experiences that aligned with literacy.  The purpose of each workshop was to build art form understanding and help Barger families develop a common vocabulary for describing arts learning.  Our goal was to go beyond exposing Barger families to arts activities and provide an opportunity to highlight skills and knowledge that can only be taught through artistic disciplines. All arts learning experiences were framed around the artistic process, which provided a lens for families to consider as they attended workshops in each art form.  The artistic process as described in each arts learning guiding stems from the artistic literacy definition underpinning the new National Core Arts Standards in drama, visual art, dance, and music. Click here to learn more about the new National Core Arts Standards.

 

Drama

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Barger Academy students and families practiced telling stories with their actor’s tools: mind, body, and voice.  Watch Amy Burton, Barger Academy Drama Specialist, teach CommuniCREATE participants how to stretch their imagination as they told a stories with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Laurie Melnik, SCEA Director of Theatre Education, assists CommuniCREATE participants and expands their understanding of how everyday objects can take on a new life in the stories we share. Click here to download the CommuniCREATE Arts Learning Guide in Drama.

 

Visual Art

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Barger Academy students and families learned how to read portraits.  Watch Allison Fuller-Mulloy, Barger Academy Visual Art Specialist, guide CommuniCREATE participants through recognizing the characteristics of a portrait.  Joel Baxley, SCEA Director of Visual Art Education, assists CommuniCREATE participants and expands their understanding of viewing and interpreting works of art. Click here to download the CommuniCREATE Arts Learning Guide in Visual Art.

 

Dance

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Barger Academy students and families focus on body shapes and levels as they tell stories through dance.  Watch Felicion McMillon-Diakhate, Barger Academy Dance Specialist, teach CommuniCREATE participants how we embody stories.  Ann Law, Dance Educator and Director of Barking Legs Theatre, assists CommuniCREATE participants and expands their understanding of how everyone communicates through dance.  Click here to download the CommuniCREATE Arts Learning Guide in Dance.

 

Music

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Barger Academy students and families explore creating soundscapes with different instruments. Watch Michael Mitchell Jr., Barger Academy Music Specialist, guide CommuniCREATE participants through an interactive experience through music.  Dr. Susanne Burgess, SCEA Director of Music Education assists CommuniCREATE participants with expanding their musical understanding. Click here to download the CommuniCREATE Arts Learning Guide in Music.

 

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