Art at Work: Education

Art at Work: Education

Art at Work: Education
April 5, 2019

Our "Whole School Mural" project finished up at the Renzulli Academy in Hartford, and the pictures of what they accomplished are incredible! Led by AMP teaching artist, Kathy Reddy, 130 students in 4th-8th grade created three 4' x 8' plywood panels depicting their school community, complete with the Hartford skyline, school buildings, self-portraits, and even their night janitor. Lots to ❤️ about this!

Art at Work: Education

Art at Work: Education
March 27, 2019

Introducing Julianne, our education intern from Northwestern Connecticut Community College. After graduation, she plans to transfer to Central Connecticut State University to study elementary education with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher. Before she interned with AMP, she was a math tutor for middle school children.

Our programs director had this to say about Julianne: "After observing the warmth and enthusiasm that Julianne brings to the room when she is engaging with the kids in the CHAMPS after-school enrichment program, I couldn't be more thrilled to have her join AMP as an education intern for the spring and summer! She is a natural educator."

Art at Work: Education

Art at Work: Education
March 23, 2019

Thursday kicked off our in-school residency with the Renzulli Academy in Hartford. And what a day it was! Our teaching artists worked with students in 6th-8th grade to create a whole-school mural. Eighth-graders started out painting the ombre sky, then projected images of the Hartford skyline that the seventh-graders painted black. Others students created self portraits. More to come next week!

Art at Work: Education Programs

Art at Work: Education Programs
October 24, 2018

Welcome our newest education intern, Nolyn! He is assisting with the CHAMPSafter-school program at AMP, helping the kids enjoy and learn new ways of thinking about music and art. He loves working with kids and is a great help with homework, particularly math. Currently a student at Northwest Connecticut Community College, he’s a hard worker, a great goal setter, and hopes to own his own business in the future. When he’s not at AMP, he loves to draw and doodle clothing ideas, and he’s an avid singer.

Art at Work: Education Programs

Art at Work: Education Programs
September 2, 2018

Beginning next month, AMP is teaming up with CHAMPS, an after-school enrichment program for students in the Winchester Public Schools in grades 1–6. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students in the CHAMPS program will come to AMP for three hours after school.

Tuesday’s program focuses on musical creativity, with AMP instructors teaching students to use instruments, found objects, Boomwhackers®, and body percussion to write songs together “STOMP” style. By the end of the session, all participants will have written and performed original songs—in groups, solos, or a combination of the two. On Thursdays, participants will use all types of art materials, including found and recycled objects, to create artistic masterpieces. From masks and puppets to painting and making toys, students will use their imagination to paint, sculpt, and draw their way around the creative rainbow.

Art at Work: Education Update

Art at Work: Education Update
May 20, 2018

During the first week in May, our education team piloted two collaborative programs at the Rotella Inderdistrict Magnet School in Waterbury. Students learned about Ellen and her "big idea" for the mural, as well as the process of creating portraits of American workers.

Second-graders made mixed media projects focused on their own "big idea,” while fourth-graders participated in a Blues songwriting workshop focused on subjects in the mural and their own lives, and also created self-portraits using paper plates.

Art at Work: Education Programs

Art at Work: Education Programs
May 4, 2018

AMP was one of six organizations invited to participate in Random Hacks of Kindness, an event focused on empowering students to use technology to positively impact the challenges facing local nonprofits in their communities. The one-day "Hackathon" in Torrington involved 4th-8th grade girls from Northwest Connecticut, who were paired with computer science mentors to develop prototype smartphone apps. Read more about the incredible day our intern, Sarah, had.

Art at Work: Education Programs

Art at Work: Education Programs
March 20, 2018

DIGITAL STORY WORK VIDEO PRODUCTION INSTRUCTOR

The American Mural Project (AMP) seeks a talented video production instructor for a collaborative summer internship working with youth to create short videos about people who are deeply engaged in their work. Instructor will meet with individual interns and teams once a week, 6 hours per day, June 4–July 30. Planning meetings will take place in late May at flexible times.

Video Production Instructor Responsibilities:
• Teach basics of film/television lighting, sound, framing/composition, and camera operation for interviews
• Oversee story concept development and storyboarding
• Edit with individuals and small groups on professional editing software
• Assist with post-production tasks and contribute to social media presence
• Participate in team meeting and planning

Qualifications:
• 5+ years working in video production 
• Tutoring/mentoring/teaching experience
• Excellent communication skills
• Experience in a variety of creative disciplines
• Passion for helping others learn and succeed
• Bachelor’s degree in film or production preferred, but not required 

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $20/hour

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and brief sample of video work to:
American Mural Project
P.O. Box 538
Winsted, CT 06098
michelle@americanmuralproject.org