Category Archives: Teacher Initiated Projects

Youth Experiencing Art, Inc. 2012-2013 Season

With continued growth, Youth Experiencing Art, Inc. now has three discrete initiatives for serving Sarasota youth: Community Collaborations Students With Special Needs Teacher Initiated Arts Integration Projects Community Collaborations: These are programs with a focus involving multiple organizations to create … Continue reading

YEA Arts Annual Report 2011-2012 ==> Read All About It!

YEA & EOD: A Winning Team

Phoenix Academy’s Cyber Hero Our collaboration with Embracing Our Differences grew deeper this year with a third year of a winning entry from a YEA project selected for the Bayfront exhibit. Cyber Hero was created by the entire class at Phoenix … Continue reading

What does it take to help a student fall in love with reading and writing?

Come see Gocio Elementary School, where multiple YEA Arts projects continue to prove effective in enhancing learning. Following the success of last year’s student authored book on antibullying, Gocio 2nd graders wrote and illustrated their sequel, The Heroes of Gocio … Continue reading

Youth Exploring Science

The third Youth Exploring Science project, YES! paired a 9th grade biology teacher and a Ringling computer animation student-artist. In Human Layers, a study of the human cell, Phoenix Academy students learned the separate parts of a cell by illustrating … Continue reading

No Age Limits! Children First Artists Create Paintings and Make Music!

Children First Art Shed A Ringling student-artist created a magical art space by painting the Art Shed with world environments; Africa with tigers, Amazon jungles with tropical birds, and the Artic with whitesnow and white polar bears. Children loved this … Continue reading

SPRING TEACHER INITIATED ARTS INTEGRATION PROJECTS

A Ringling Student Artist and Sarasota County School Teacher mixer for all Current and Potential YEA Arts Teachers was held on January 26 on the Ringling College of Art + Design campus. This mixer offered time for teachers to share … Continue reading

READING THROUGH STORYBOARDING

This group of 2nd, 3rd, and 5th graders are getting excited about reading through the art of creating storyboards. The class reads and dramatizes the whole book(s) to feel the action and then draws the major pieces of the story; … Continue reading

BIOLOGY – CELL LAYERS

As the science teacher instructs the classroom on the understanding of the different parts of the human cell, the Ringling student artist draws the “layers” on tracing paper and helps the students with their own drawings. After all the layers … Continue reading

QUICK ART

Varying arts and crafts activities introduce the pre-K kids to a wide variety of creative methods that are quick, engaging and effective. These small projects integrating art into traditional classroom subjects such as numbers and letters help the kids be … Continue reading

FLORIDA: SEMINOLE INDIANS AND MARINE LIFE

Florida: Seminole Indians and Marine Life– Gocio Elementary, 4th grade. The series of projects focuses on learning more about Florida using several different forms of art. Sculpture: Create forms of different marine and mammal life found in Florida. Geography: Create a large, … Continue reading

ART AWARENESS OAK PARK

Art Awareness, Expression & Communication – Oak Park School, various grades. The main objective of these projects is to nurture the kids’ development in artmaking, educate their awareness of art relating to everyday life and bring them to a better … Continue reading

CREATING LIFE VISION THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

In spring of 2008, YEA Arts was approached by Sarah Bigelow, then a third year student at Ringling College of Art and Design. Sarah’s major was Photography and Digital Imaging, and she wanted “to show and encourage children that photography … Continue reading

CONNECTING ART AND LITERATURE

In this series of projects, a 5th grade literature class learned about art through literature and literature through art. Students explored visual representations of story elements by applying different styles of art to varying styles of literature. The first project, … Continue reading

MUSIC AND DANCE VIDEO – “I LIKE ME!”

Graphic Design student, Roszena McCullough worked with 5th grade students to create a self-affirming music video. Through both the message and production of the video, the students learned the importance of self acceptance, confidence and expression. This project incorporated drama, … Continue reading

OUTDOOR SCHOOL SCULPTURE

The vision for this project is a single, interactive sculpture from individual works, thus uniting the students through art. A freestanding, outdoor sculpture now showcases the art club and holds a special, unique meaning to the school. Under the direction … Continue reading

PINHOLE CAMERAS AND THE SCIENCE OF SIGHT

Students of Susan Forrest’s 9th grade science class at Phoenix Academy augmented their learning of human sight through the understanding of the science of photography. Under the supervision of Ringling student Natalie Molinari, Ms. Forrest’s students each built a functioning … Continue reading

THEATER SET DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

In this project, 4th and 5th graders started with a concept – the circus – and created a complete theater production – “Gocio’s Greatest Show on Earth!” These students experienced actual ‘from the page to the stage’ in set construction … Continue reading

PAINT ME A STORY…A HI-STORY, THAT IS!

For this project, two Illustration students facilitated 4th graders in learning by painting a 50-foot long Florida history mural on their elementary school campus halls. They provided an important service for these kids, as social studies is one of the … Continue reading

CREATING GRAPHIC NOVELS

What does it take to help a kid fall in love with reading and writing? This project put 4th graders on the creative side of something that kids love to consume – comics. Through showing that graphic novels can be … Continue reading