Studio to School

Sunset Art Programs

 

Arts Education Offering #1: Visual Arts Program

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Sequential,Integration,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? All students in grades 4 – 7. 450-500 students per year.

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 90 minutes per month

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Arts Education Offering #2: Digiital Art

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Sequential,Integration,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? All 7th grade students. 100 students

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 90 minutes per month.

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Arts Education Offering #3: Cigar Box Guitar program

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Integration,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? All 5th grade students, about 120-130 students.

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 1 to 2 hours per week.

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): STS expanded this program from 20 to 130 students per year.

Arts Education Offering #4: Choir

Was this developed through S2S project? No

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Sequential,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? 4th grade–all students
6th and 7th grade–offered to all, students sign up.

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 4th –30 minutes per week
6th–40 minutes per week
7th 45 minutes, 4 days per week.

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Arts Education Offering #5: Band

Was this developed through S2S project? No

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Sequential,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? 6th grade and 7th grade–offered to all, students sign up.

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 6th grade–40 minutes, 4 times per week.
7th grade–45 minutes, 4 times per week.

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Arts Education Offering #6: General Music

Was this developed through S2S project? No

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Sequential,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? All 5th grade students take General Music.

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 30 minutes per week

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Arts Education Offering #7: Art History

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Integration,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? All 6th grade students.

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 1 hour per week.

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What arts education offering that is new as a result of your Studio to School project do you think has been most impactful to date – either for students, teachers, or your school community more generally? Why do you think that is?

The artist-in-residence visual art lessons have had the most impact on students to date. Every month, students are getting art lessons that incorporate the elements and principles of art. This is reinforced monthly with a new hands-on project. Teachers tell us that their students are thinking about all their work differently. Class projects are carefully planned and executed. Students are learning to think about their work as being a process that takes time, rather than something to finish up quickly in order to do something else.

How are you working to connect these various offerings to make arts education more coordinated or comprehensive through your Studio to School project?

Every year we are adding another level of curriculum, so that upper grade levels will gain a deeper understanding from each new lesson. The digital art program also builds upon the elements and principles that are being taught in the visual art program.

How are you working to ensure that these offerings are responsive to the needs and interests of your community?

We need to do more work on this. Within the school community, we talk to teachers and students in order to see how we are doing. Classroom teachers fill out regular evaluations that help us plan for the program. We need to start connecting with the larger community of Coos Bay about our project and how we fit into the larger arts community. Our students’ work will be a part of a couple of art shows at the museum and one concert performance. We hope to increase interest in the program as more people in the community are able to see what we are doing.

 

Submitted by Kathy Sizemore with input from Kathleen Zappelli, Rebecca Peters, Dale Inskeep

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