In Kim and Nami’s 4/5th grade dance residency, the artists provide students with a clear artistic process to help students develop their own improvisations. This structured step-by-step process frees students to work through artistic problems independently, putting the power in the students to explore movement freely, make artistic choices and decide how to develop their […]
• pose meaningful questions
• discover interests
• pursue provocative problems
• work collaboratively in the unknown territory of artistic creation
Students learn to reflect on their own work and the work of others through their participation in the Creative Learning Loop, which helps them build independence and a foundation for their own aesthetic based on their perceptions and interpretations of their experience.
The videos in this section explore ways artists help students collaborate, make choices and build their artistic voice.
Erin Orr’s 3rd grade puppetry students are brainstorming story ideas for their shadow-puppet show, which will be based on the life and art of Frida Kahlo. The processes of making art and collaboration are often messy, and students are encouraged to talk through many different ideas.