tag: Middle School

Katrena Perou

Katrena Perou

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I.S. 218 Dance Club – Afro-Caribbean Dance

The 21st Century Holiday 2013 show at IS 218 began with a Afro-Caribbean/Calypso dance to the rhythm of "Soca Zouk for Santa" by Lucian Parrot. Many other programs presented in the interim and the dance group closed the show the West African dance, Kou Kou, choreographed to the Soca song "Jump" by Rupee. The dance class ... Continue reading ›

Katrena Perou

Katrena Perou

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Visual Arts to Provoke Change in Social, Political and Cultural Issues

 Emmanuella Aristil, is a teaching artist for M258 where she is teaching a visual arts community service club. In many cultures artists have used their work to protest, persuade and invoke change in social, political and cultural issues. Students created  mixed media paintings that persuade and build awareness on current issues affecting their community. Students explored the ... Continue reading ›

Sarah Bowie

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iCONNECT @ Community Action School – MS 258

On Thursday January 16th, 18 iConnect middle school students from Community Action Middle School (MS 258) had a day filled with laughter and fun on their first field trip to Dave and Buster's.  The students were excited to take a break from school and enjoy a day of food and games, while bonding with one another ... Continue reading ›

Sage Young

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Parent Workshops at IS 528 and MS 258 Community Action

We recently conducted Parent Workshops at two of our partner schools in Manhattan, IS 528 in Washington Heights and MS 258 Community Action School on the Upper West Side.  These hands-on arts workshops give our students' families the opportunity to experience what students have been working on in our programs. At IS 528, we held two music-related ... Continue reading ›

Sage Young

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Math and Art Integration Pilot Program at MS 258 Community Action School

As part of the Expanded Learning Time pilot program at MS 258 Community Action School, teaching artist Brendan Boland has been partnering with Ms. Dyer, the school's math teacher, to lead a math and art integration program.  Students participate in the program as part of the school's "Saturday School" academic enrichment program.  Brendan and Ms. Dyer's ... Continue reading ›

Sage Young

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Experimental Videos at MS 258 Community Action School

http://vimeo.com/35383582 Students in MS 258's after school video program have been working with teaching artist Daniel Heffernan to create experimental, non-narrative videos. These "video poems" focus on shapes and patterns and utilize a wide range of effects in iMovie to transform their footage into these unique pieces. The students did all the shooting and editing themselves and ... Continue reading ›

Sage Young

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IS 528 Holiday Share

Students in the Video and Visual Arts after school programs at IS 528 in Washington Heights held a Holiday Share event at the school to celebrate present their recent work. Visual arts students displayed recent pieces covering several projects, all rooted in cultural traditions from around the world.  They discusses their process and decision-making, highlighting various visual arts ... Continue reading ›

Sage Young

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Building Community through Public Art Making at MSAP

Students at Brooklyn’s Middle School for Art & Philosophy are building confidence and cultivating community through a public mural project. UAP Teaching Artist Elizabeth Traina reports on some exciting public art-making happening in her visual art residency at Brooklyn’s Middle School for Art and Philosophy. Working on a red brick wall in this bustling middle school’s cafeteria, MSAP ... Continue reading ›