Artist-in-Residency

“I Dream A World” Day 1

Today was Day One of our, “I Dream A World” Artist-in-Residency. We kicked off our project working from the prompt, “What is your dream for the world?” In just 4 minutes students had a song and were singing it together as a grade level. So cool! The creativity of my Fourth Graders amazes me.

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Our Artist, Pauline McCall and Musician, Robb McCall

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Fourth Graders created songs, played bucket drums, and worked in clay. 

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Our Artist, Pauline McCall, demonstrating the slab base for our self portraits in the round.

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 Our 4th Graders rocking out with Mr. McCall. Let’s Do this! 

Thursday will be our second day of workshops. Think NO SNOW! 

I Dream A World

Toll Gate 4th Graders will begin their Artist-in-Residence this week! We are excited to partner with Bear Tavern 4th Graders on this special project. On Monday TG will welcome Artist-in-Residents from Raising Music, Pauline Houston-McCall and Robb McCall to answer the question “What is Your Dream for the World?” 

I dream A world hands mapsThe purpose of this residency is to give our children the voice to express their thoughts and feelings through song, music, and art. I love this quote by Pauline, “Art is another way of speaking to the world.” I felt an immediate connection upon meeting Pauline and Robb back in October.  I knew what a huge gift it would be to have them work with our TG students. A huge thank you to Joslyn Johnson, Art Teacher at Bear Tavern, for inviting us to take part in this dream project.

In Art, students will work with Pauline Houston-McCall and myself to create a personal, reflective piece of sculpture using CLAY! Our fourth graders will learn about creating a self portrait in the round using correct proportions. These will be on display at the PAC on our performance day.

In Music, students will be working with Robb McCall and Ms. Passerella to create several songs surrounding their dreams for the world. Together their dreams will be turned into songs and performed with BT students. Our performance date will be Wednesday, March 12th at the Performing Arts Center. Bring the family out for a night of song, music, and art.

Our kickoff to the Residency will begin this Monday Feb. 10th. Bring your beautiful voices, thoughtful ideas, and creativity. Be on the look out for daily pictures and blog posts on this project.