My HS students and I tested the Google Expeditions Virtual Reality cardboard headsets during one of our painting classes. It was an awesome experience.
Big 7 is a 3 ft paper mach? sculpture on wheels designed by Wendy Leigh Curtis based on a paper toy designed by Jason Harlan. She recently moved to Harlem and is in the process of getting to know her community by asking people what they think art and community is.
My high school students and I created found wood paintings inspired by the history of West Harlem, food, gardening, or green technology. With the help of a Lowe’s Toolbox Grant, we installed over 100 paintings and 2 student made benches at General Ulysses S. Grant Community Garden.
“Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is a non-profit arts organization that connects artists of all ages with opportunities in the arts through inspiring apprenticeships, community partnerships, and public art.” I worked for them in the summer of 2000 and 2001 as a Lead Artist in their job training and employment program. MORE INFO