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The Writer's Garret



The Me Nobody Sees: Art and Writing about the Self (4th-5th Grades)

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Formats
Residency, On Campus Program
Grades
4th, 5th, Talented/Gifted
Standards

Description

“The Me Nobody Sees” is a creative exploration of the self, using texts from literature (both classic and contemporary), selections of visual artworks, and visual arts/writing exercises for students to write about (and discover) who they are. Students will begin simply with a straightforward expression of their ideas and interests. As the lessons progress, students will dive more deeply and abstractly into themselves, their experiences, and their imaginations, and they will create art pieces that reflect that exploration. The art pieces always involve writing, either as the inspiration for the visual work, the outcome of the visual work, or a unified piece incorporating both text and visual art. Beyond self-discovery, the students will become more comfortable with the writing process, more adept at discussing literature, themselves, and the intersection of art and writing. They will learn to present, explain, and defend their ideas. They will learn to evaluate and communicate their own experiences.

Students Will

  • Study the visual arts, exploring different media, forms, verbal communication, and techniques for representing the self, all with an emphasis on the writing process.
  • Gain confidence in sharing creative work to through presenting and critiquing in peer groups as well as become active listeners.
  • Study the visual arts, exploring different media, forms, verbal communication, and techniques for representing the self, all with an emphasis on the writing process.
  • Literacy Connection: "Beginning: August 1920" from Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (ISBN: 978-0590371254)
  • Learn how to use descriptive detail, similes and metaphors, and original voice and style.

Details

Dates: Mon. - Sat.
Times: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Duration: Two hour minimum, up to as many visits as desired and feasible.
School Fee: Price Per Hour: $100.00
Minimum Attendance: 5
Maximum Attendance: 25
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Paper and writing utensils are always needed. Art supplies such as construction paper, posterboard, markers, and glue may be used.
Other Information:

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: To schedule this program, or for more information, call The Writer's Garret at (214) 828-1715 or email [email protected] Residencies of 10 sessions or more result in a printed anthology of students' work and the opportunity for students to show off newly developed skills in a public reading to friends and family.
Deadline: Prefer no later than two weeks prior to start date.
Cancellation Policy: A minimum of 48 hours notice is required to cancel a scheduled date. If 48-hour notice is given, we will reschedule the date, based upon the availability of the Instructor. If 48-hour notice is not given, we will bill for the date scheduled and not reschedule the date.
After School Policy: At least one school representative/teacher must be present in the classroom at all times. 25 students maximum per class. Minor adjustments can be negotiated.

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