Art at Work: Education

Art at Work: Education

Art at Work: Education
September 11, 2019

We are excited to welcome Julie to our amazing group of teaching artists! She will be working with students in our CHAMPS after-school program.

"Sewing and art enrichment for elementary and middle school children has been a passion of mine in the Winchester Public Schools since 2005. Creating art in public spaces—both interior and exterior—is my educational background in interior and textile design. I am looking forward to having this year's CHAMPS students create a group project that can be displayed in a public space, either at AMP, their school, or another public building. Give us an empty blank space that cries out for pattern and color, and we will transform it into a joyful visual expression!"

Welcome, Julie!

Art at Work: Education

Art at Work: Education
July 8, 2019

The Digital Story Work internship program kicks off today, with Vance Cannon at the helm! He holds a BS in English and secondary education from Western Connecticut State University, an MA in media studies from New School University, and has been a teacher for 22 years. He has specialized in teaching film studies, television production, and media literacy, as well as traditional English classes. Currently the library media specialist at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, Connecticut, Vance has two adult daughters and lives in Falls Village with his wife, where he enjoys making music and being outdoors as much as possible.

Welcome to the team, Vance!

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!