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Hello, from the future Oaklea Middle School! (Journal #10)

Dear 2017 Studio to School Team, Hello, from the future! It’s been a few years since our official, paperwork-documented partnership…

Portrait of an Oaklea Graduate (and Tiger!)

Collaboration. Communication. Self-Awareness. Creativity. Oaklea Middle School students are painting these words on a tiger mural they created on their…

Oaklea Middle School in Action with Betsy Wolfston

Watch Oaklea Middle School students participate and engage in ArtCore! Students draw, measure, paint, construct and explore in a classroom…

Reflection on Student Learning at Oaklea

        ArtCore at Oaklea Middle School is opening up new paths for students and teachers to own and…

Artist Transformation: Oaklea Design Team

In December, the entire Oaklea staff met to begin a visioning process for Oaklea. Where have we been? Where do…

Oaklea’s Enrichments get an Artistic Twist!

Due to a redesign in Oaklea Middle School’s 2015-2016 schedule, middle schoolers now get to end their day with an…

Oaklea envisions next creative steps…

On Tuesday December 8th, veteran school change agent, Michelle Swanson, led the entire Oaklea staff through a visioning process of…

Oaklea Teachers reflect on their first ArtCore year!

 Oaklea Teacher quotations on their first year of ArtCore  “I feel a lot more comfortable than I was.  I was…

Why do you like ArtCore? A student interview

  Student Interview Quotes Why do you like ArtCore? “Well I don’t like people like when they are teaching it….

A Glimpse from the ArtCore Summer Institute

We are at the inaugural year of the Summer Institute.  Twenty-six teachers enter the institute with varying degrees of artistic…

What worked? What next?

These three questions guided an end of the year gathering of the ArtCore Oaklea team at Betsy Wolfston’s studio. What…

Are you an artist?

Are you an artist? “Before ArtCore, I probably would have said no,” states one Oaklea teacher. “Now, I am an…

ArtCore goes After-School

From February through June, Oaklea students had the opportunity to participate in several artistic disciplines in the ArtCore After-School program…

ArtCore Studio

From January to June, ArtCore “Weaver” Betsy Wolfston worked weekly with four sixth grade teachers and their 130 students to…

ArtCore in Action!

ArtCore in Action! What have you learned about the resources (both monetary and non-monetary) needed to be successful in implementing…

Creating Connections: Recycled Art Workshops

Oaklea Middle School eighth grade teacher, Ceri Burke partnered with teaching artist Maiya Becker on recycled art projects that related…

ArtCore Kick Off at Oaklea!

Teaching artists Tara Burke of Hoop Roots and Sirk and Peeko of Free Pile Sirkus engaged the entire Oaklea student…