ART-OPOLOGY: Social Fashion Monsters.
Social fashion monsters by Anna Cortada
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“My idea for the collection comes from the observation of the world and the search for inspiration in parallel realities which may help us to combine the world of dreams and the social, political and economical chaos that surr [...]
I was asked to design a book that documented the “Story Swap: New Orleans and Haiti” project from this spring. You can view a copy of it or purchase your own through blurb.com The cover image is from Haiti during a time when the students drew collaborative chalk drawings in the courtyard, and I love how it captures mixed identit [...]
Voted “Best Children’s Float” in Aspen’s Old Fashion 4th of July Parade, 2010
“It needs to be big, bold, and bright– an eye catcher, but it shouldn’t look like some scribbly kids creation,” were the instructions I received for a ch [...]
I have just been officially inducted into the “Habla Best Practices Handbook” which is a document of all things related to teaching and learning which are considered a best practice in the field, according to the Director, Kurt Wootton. The two best practices are “Junkyard Portraits” and “Miracles in Park Aak [...]
A newsworthy and noteworthy event just took place in my professional career and in the greater consciousness of society. The Aspen Writers’ Foundation (AWF) just completed an international story swap which connected students in Hai [...]
Equipped with original designs, buckets, shovels, and an array of tools, six determined Wintersculpt teams and five groups of Kidsculpt students competed in an intense snow sculpture contest during Winterskol 2010.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s Wintersculpt co [...]
This past thursday, 10 educators and artists came together at the Wyly Community Arts Center in Basalt to explore the question, “What do you wonder?” through various art making and performance exercises.
The night began with reading the poem “the lesson of the moth” by Don Marquis, and consequent activities were inspi [...]
Good news! The superhero Ultrabod has been rebuilt after blocking an attack from aliens who tried to destroy Earth with their De-System-izer ray gun.
…or so goes the comedic performance by Mrs. Carney’s third grade class at Crystal River Elementary School. Students acted as nurses, doctors, and various body systems in order to d [...]
The students in Tom’s third grade project are in full action building the pieces of their “Human Body Puppet.” As you can see, they used an actual student to make a mold of “skin”, and she was a very patient participant. It took some problem solving and a lot of team work to literally peel the layers away and h [...]
This week marked the first session of Tom Alpern’s project with Jennifer Carney’s third grade class at Crystal River Elementary School (part of the ARTISTA outreach program pairing teaching artists with classroom teachers). After witnessing the captivated gazes and laughter from the students, there is no doubt that they deeply en [...]
This past Tuesday I began teaching the first of a three part afterschool art program at Carbondale Middle School. Anderson Ranch is facilitating the first session, and then two other organizations will take turns to cover the entire school year.
I decided to focus my 6 week project on [...]
Woo whee! It has been a jam packed few days in Boston and Cambridge, MA, where I have been attending the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) National Fall Forum titled “Charting a Course for the Arts and 21st Century Learning.” See their website for more info: http://www.aep-arts.org/
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time meeting, greet [...]