Thursday, May 17, 2012

AIR Program at SPUSD

The SPACE Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program has served nearly 1800 elementary school students each year for the past two years in the South Pasadena Unified School District.

The SPACE teaching artists (Sarah Dugan, Dianna Freas, and Sarit Swanborn) have provided a vigorous visual arts curriculum that developed foundational art skills designed to build on each other from year to year. The program used the elements of art as a springboard for investigation into other subject areas such as language arts, geometry, the sciences and social studies.  Additional goals were to inspire critical thinking and provide a creative vehicle for students with diverse learning styles and capabilities.

Here is quick glimpse of the AIR program in action this past year (on Youtube).  Students and parents, please feel free to give us feedback and comments about your experiences.