Posts tagged Art
I ran across the story on the Orange County Register website about Madison Bolokowicz, a 13 year old from Northern California. Madison is very a accomplished girl — she maintains a 4.0 grade point average, plays the violin and tennis, and even started karate training recently. But she says she has been passionate about art since she was a toddler and started taking art lessons in second grade. She likes all types of art subjects, but loves landscapes and animals the most. She has her own portfolio website: maddielovesart.com
Maddie’s most recent success came about when she More >
Good.is, recently published an article about a non-profit program in Los Angeles that brings art training to the poorest kids in America – the kids from the Skid Row neighborhood. Good.Is quotes the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who wrote that dance, music, theater, and visual arts “are essential to preparing our nation’s young people for a global economy fueled by innovation and creativity.” I didn’t realize this, but March is a month in which arts are celebrated throughout the country as Dance in the Schools Month, Music in Our Schools Month, More >
At an early October event in St. Petersburg, Florida, students and campers from Melrose Elementary Magnet showcased some of their visual journalism work as part of a benefit to support the program. During a summer camp, students reported on various aspects of life in the close knit community known as “Midtown,” collecting the colorful portfolio of images shown in the exhibit.
Nine year old, Chasmine White, a 4th-grade student in the program, had three photos in the show, all about a familiar theme: food. About her choice of subject she explained “it is fun if More >
After the recent student photo exhibit of Midtown, Alecia Stephenson, Photojournalism Teacher at Lakewood H.S. and camp educator, and Ted McLaren, camp volunteer/mentor and Photo/Multimedia Coordinator with tampabay.com answered some questions for us:
1. How many students participated in the visual journalism camp for 4th to 8th graders? Ted: There were 42 students in the camp this summer. About half become writers/reporters, and half become photojournalists. Alecia: To go to the Midtown summer camp students must be in the Journeys in Journalism program at Melrose Elementary, John Hopkins Middle or Lakewood High Schools.
2. How do you More >