Title 1 School

Lead Artist Opportunity 

Crockett Elementary School 

About the Project 

Crockett Elementary would like to paint a small mural of the solar system and the phases of the moon with their fourth grade advanced art students. 

Time + Date 

This project can take place over multiple days, students are available every day between 1:30-2:15. There will be approximately 12-15 students participating. 

About the School 

From the school: Brockett's student population is approximately 446 students. A third of our students are English Language Learners and 80% of our students receive free/reduce lunch. Our community is extremely diverse therefore our student body is diverse, too. We cherish the cultural richness that our students bring.

Brockett serves students in grade Pre-K through 5th grades from around DeKalb County, not just Tucker. We acknowledge that were are a hidden gem and work hard to ensure our students receive a quality educations.

Lead Artist Opportunity

International Community School Decatur 

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The International Community School (ICS) is a public charter school in DeKalb County, Georgia serving students in grades K-5. ICS was strategically designed in 2002 to bring together refugee, immigrant and local children in an academically challenging and nurturing environment. Today, the school serves more than 400 students annually representing more than 30 nationalities and speaking 25 languages.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

They have a girls' See Beautiful Club that meets every other Tuesday from 3:30-4:30, would love to do a mural.

The fourth graders recently wrote persuasive arguments about how to make the bathrooms more environmentally friendly, clean and beautiful. They want to go beyond painting, and make  the bathroom meet the issues the students addressed. They want to do a project that benefits the whole school, even if just a few students are participating. The fourth grade team is flexible with timing and availability. 

SOUND LIKE FUN? 

LEAD ARTIST OPPORTUNITY

TUCKER HIGH SCHOOL

About the School

Tucker High School is a diverse community. They have roughly 150 students, ages 14-18. There are a few homeless children and a very large amount of ESOL children (refugees, from many different countries). The art teacher teaches Visual Arts, Drawing, and Jewelry Design (metal working!).

About the Project

They would love to take the Jewelry-making class to see the glassblowing demos, or to see a metal pour. For the Drawing and Visual Arts classes, anything really! Sculpture, Cultural, Graphic Design...

Dates/Times

Wednesdays and Thursdays 

LEAD ARTIST OPPORTUNITY

Cedar Grove Middle School

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Cedar Grove Middle School is in DeKalb County, Region 5 and services the Flat Shoals/Panthersville Rd. area. It was built as DeKalb's first true middle school and is working hard to overcome the challenges that are presented due to location and student population. They are also successfully closing the achievement gap between the lowest student performers and highest by raising the lower scorers. 

About the Students: Cedar Grove serves students grades 6-8 and has approximately 850 students. Many students have been held back so are older, and are reading below grade level. 97% are on free or reduced lunch, and demographically speaking the school is 98% African American and about 2% Hispanic. They do have a substantial amount of students who have been identified as having learning and behavioral disabilities varying in severity and type, and students who are classified as special education learners. 

THE PROJECT

 From the art teacher: Several years ago I taught a lesson on the theoretical idea of quilt squares being used on the Underground Railroad to communicate and also covered the topic of "found art" and using recycled materials as media. I combined the two and the students used food trash we had saved (cereal boxes, chip bags, etc) to make their own quilt squares. I would like to take that idea and focus in on the quilt square pattern Jacob's Ladder (or Underground Railroad) and it's history (noting that by now most historians say it was not used during the Civil War as a means of communication) but "In the end we must see the name Underground Railroad for this quilt block as one that remembers and honors the brave people who escaped slavery by traveling north and those who helped them.

Ideally I would like to do this with each grade level but I understand if it is only feasible to do one and that would be about 280 kids

2nd idea of what they would like: recycled materials. I would like to do something with painting, or painting with paper, but strictly painting is not my strongest area and I would like these students to have something for their portfolio

Potential Themes: I would like to make the connection between the fact that the Underground Railroad was a group effort from people of all backgrounds working together to help those in need. Just as at Cedar Grove we are all in this together striving to help our students succeed by passing their classes and standardized tests. I want these kids to feel good about what they have accomplished over the year and feel secure in their "art self"

LEAD ARTIST OPPORTUNITY

Indian Creek Elementary

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

 "My students are very diverse and they are the sweetest kids in the world."  - Zully Conde, Indian Creek Elementary

About the Students: We serve over 1200 kids. In my school over 30 languages are spoken and represented. I have the incredible pleasure of serving all of them. While language and cultural differences can be challenging, we strive to always grow as a school.

THE PROJECT

Painting or ceramic. These are mediums the art teacher is least comfortable with teaching and finds it hard to be truly creative or innovative with them in her teaching.

Potential Themes: home/community

DAY/TIME

Flexible!