Arts Education Offering #1: Stories in Movement

Was this developed through S2S project? No

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Sequential

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? 6-­8, all students (50 students)

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? Weekly, 10am-­11am, quarterly

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Program adapted to suit needs of OSN students

Arts Education Offering #2: Artist in Residence

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)? 6-­‐8, all students (50 students)

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 4 days a week, 10am-­‐3pm for 6 weeks

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Integrated into core subject(s), public art, field trips & family night

Arts Education Offering #3: Short Term Guest Artists

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: In-school,Out-of-school

Type of programming: Integration,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? 6-­8, all students (50 students)

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? Intensity varies on project

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Project based, brought into classrooms, present at assemblies, create public
art

Arts Education Offering #4: Media arts integration with core subject areas

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)? 6-­8, all students (50 students)

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 4 days a week, 45 mins, each quarter, can be project based with times varying

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Includes guest artists & public art

Arts Education Offering #5: Media Team

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: In-school,Out-of-school

Type of programming: Sequential,Integration,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? 6-­8, all students (50 students)

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 2 days a week, 1 hr, 3 quarters

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Media Team students document in & out of school activities

Arts Education Offering #6: Public Art

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: In-school,Out-of-school

Type of programming: Integration,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? 6-­8, all students (50 students)

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? Project based

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Paired w/ AiR, guest artist, integration into core

Arts Education Offering #7: Field Trips

Was this developed through S2S project? No

Programming location: Out-of-school

Type of programming: Integration,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? 6-­8, all students (50 students)

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? Once a quarter, time varies, scheduled during half days

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Paired with arts integration, guest artists and AiR

Arts Education Offering #8: Artist Retreat

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: Out-of-school

Type of programming: Integration,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? 12 person cohort of new media artists & OSN Resident Media Artist and OSN teacher

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 1 week a year (beginning this February)

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): 

Arts Education Offering #9: Teacher Trainings

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 staff

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? Once monthly, 45 minutes

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Also used to survey program effectiveness

Arts Education Offering #10: Family Night

Was this developed through S2S project? No

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? OSN, HT and various community members

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? Bi-­‐monthly, 2 ½ hours

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Presentation of work created during offerings

 


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?

Over the past year we have experimented with the format of our artist in residence program. We began year 2 with an international artist named INSA who was brought to Open School North (OSN) for a 6-week residency that resulted in the creation of a digital mural on the exterior of the school. This project was highly impactful for all parties involved. Over the course of 6-weeks, staff, parents and teachers witnessed disengaged students become committed and excited to participate in this project, which was fully integrated into their Art curriculum for the duration of the residency. Many students expressed a visible and vocal sense of pride in their contribution to the piece. Open School’s Art teacher stated that “This project has been the highlight of my career.”

The success of INSA’s residency was due largely in part to the artist’s willingness to become a member of the community and create authentic relationships with students and staff. INSA spent time with each student to hear their ideas and craft a design that would truly reflect the spirit of OSN. Students felt authorship over the mural and experienced first hand what a public piece of art can do to raise one’s voice in the local and global community.

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

We’ve found that the best way to integrate new arts programming into the core subjects and culture of the school is to adapt to existing Open School structure. Creating additional activities to schedule into and out of a school day can be extremely difficult. The Hollywood is in constant communication with Open School staff and teachers about school year plans. By piggy backing onto regularly programmed dates such as weekly staff trainings, bi-monthly family nights and community exploration days the Hollywood is able to enhance the experience of students not overwhelm them.

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

We have staff members dedicated to listening to the needs of the Open School community. Students are surveyed quarterly and given the opportunity to explore their interests through multiple access points. With our fall AiR students could design and paint the wall, document the process through video and photography and interview the artist. During monthly teacher trainings we do written surveys to assess program effectiveness and allow staff to give suggestions for guest artists, field trips and public art projects. Before and after projects are underway we conduct interviews with key. Most importantly the principal of OSN and the Hollywood meet bi-weekly to brainstorm and reflect on current, past and upcoming programming to ensure it’s relevance to the community and school’s mission.