Monday, March 30, 2009

Alice Proujansky's tips

Alice Proujansky website

Resources - Teen Programs and Activist Photography

Urban Arts Partnership - work in 50 underserved schools in NYC
after school and in school programs

Dreamyard - Bronx

The Leadership Program - gives you curriculum
(need to get link from Alice)

LEAP is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the academic curriculum. Leap empowers students to reach their full potential.

Red Hook Community Justice Center

Added Value (Red Hook Farm)

The Door

Global Action Project


Books to Buy
Lively Learning - Using the Arts to Teach the K-8 Curriculum by Linda Crawford
Teaching Children to Care - Classroom Management for Ethical and Academic Growth, K-8 by Ruth Sidney Charney


Alice Proujansky

reading for next week's screening on Strangers with a Camera

summer course info for you students at MOMA and ICP posted on student blog

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Interesting Article

Here's an article written by a first time teacher that I enjoyed reading. It centers around his time spent in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It's not photography based, but it's about his bond with his students based on Lil Wayne's music. I like his perspective on student teacher relations and how he found a common ground through music.

I Will Forever Remain Faithful by David Ramsey

Hope everyone had a great break

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Show at the Whitney

Hope you're all having a wonderful spring break.

First, I think Lily's mom has an installation at the Whitney? Second, this show is up, and it sounds cool. It seems to be about photography as an art from the 1930s to the 60s. Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, John Chamberlain, and Lucas Samaras are on display from their collection.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Camera Check-Out

1. One teacher checks out the equipment as normal. Ask the cage to print you two copies of check out form.
2. Write the student name and have them sign next to their name on the cage form - if there is a share, have both sign.
3. Fill out our forms. (either fill out two forms for each camera or xerox) Have student(s) read and sign our forms. Put one in camera case and staple other to cage form and you keep your copy in your group's locker (ask derrick for a folder if you need one). Give student cage form in case guard asks for it.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Art at the Laundromat

A great community project I came upon

The Laundromat Project
Believing that tools of self-determination lie within creative practices, The Laundromat Project uses the space of local coin-ops to provide communities of color living on modest incomes with broad access to visual art as a tool of personal and social transformation. We aspire to be a laundromat-based art center, where our neighbors can gather to wash clothes, take art classes, and connect as human being....

Monday, March 2, 2009

Projects to Look At / Things to Read

3 Projects in New Orleans
Remedee Foundation teaches and encourages youth to use media to tell their own stories, and to open and engage in dialogue that promotes activism and change.
Remedee YouTube Channel

The Neighborhood Storytelling Project follows their mission, “Our stories told by us,” by working with writers in neighborhoods around New Orleans to create books about their communities.

The Porch a community grassroots neighborhood cultural organization. "We are a cultural organization commited to the Seventh Ward area, in New Orleans. We seek to promote and sustain the cultures of the neighborhood, city, and region and to foster exchange between cultural groups. The Porch is a place where all can come to do and to share their culture, and to take care of each other and our communities." read more

and one in NYC
Urban Arts Partnership
Urban Arts Blogs
--check out their high school blogs on blog roll on right of blogs home page
great resource blog

READ for next week
Listening for the Lexicon of Cultural Shift by Linda Frye Burnham

and also read any other assigned readings you haven't read. We will discuss next week.