Storytelling Through Art: Pakistani Voices

In this video, Phillips Educator Rachel Goldberg explains how the exhibition Pakistani Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series, which brings together work by Pakistani students, artists, and art educators with Jacob Lawrence’s epic series of panel paintings, came to be. 

Teachers Unite! Summer Institute 2013

On August 15th and 16th, seventeen teachers from our DCPS and DCPCS partner schools attended Art Links Summer Institute, a series of professional development workshops designed to gear up for the new school year. After two jam-packed days of arts-integrated workshops and conversations, we’re left with some awesome photographic evidence and excitement for the year to come!

During Summer Institute teachers participated in hands-on art making workshops, shared ideas about how to incorporate the arts into their classrooms, and explored the galleries. Photos: Natalie Mann

During Summer Institute teachers participated in hands-on art making workshops, shared ideas about how to incorporate the arts into their classrooms, and explored the galleries. Photos: Natalie Mann

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Teachers responded to The Migration Series using only colored pencils and collage materials. One teacher was particularly struck by all of the space in Lawrence’s Panel No. 47 while the other was intrigued by the hope represented in the blue outside the window. Photos: Rachel Goldberg

 

The program culminated with a supplies giveaway. Here you see the bounty of supplies offered, teachers eagerly selecting those that they need more for their classrooms, and the aftermath.  Photos: Natalie Mann

The program culminated with a supplies giveaway. Here you see the bounty of supplies offered, teachers eagerly selecting those that they need most for their classrooms, and the aftermath. Photos: Natalie Mann

Rachel Goldberg, Manager of School, Outreach and Family Programs

Natalie Mann, School, Outreach and Family Programs Coordinator

Congrats to our Partner Schools!

Last week, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) released the results of the 2013 District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System exam (DC CAS). We’d like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our Art Links to Learning partner schools—Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School, Takoma Education Campus, and Tyler Elementary for their fantastic improvements! Well done! We’re looking forward to another exciting year of integrating the arts with you.

Middle school students at Takoma Education Campus applied Mathematical concepts to Piet Mondrian’s Composition No. III.

Middle school students at Takoma Education Campus applied mathematical concepts to Piet Mondrian’s Composition No. III. Photo: Rachel Goldberg/Natalie Mann

 

tudents at Tyler elementary explored abstract paintings for their unit on “The World Around Us”. Photo: Rachel Goldberg/Natalie Mann

Students at Tyler Elementary explored abstract paintings for their unit on “The World Around Us”. Photo: Rachel Goldberg/Natalie Mann

 

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Students from the Inspired Teaching School discovered connections between their city and John Marin’s Pertaining to Fifth Avenue and Forty-Second Street. Photo: Rachel Goldberg/Natalie Mann

 Rachel Goldberg, Manager of School, Outreach and Family Programs