- Project Cost: $927.37
- Funded to Date: $675
- Online Until: April 7, 2018
- Teacher Name: Reagan Lux
- School: Jarrett Middle School
- Grade Level: 6-8/Art
This year, the students at Jarrett MS have been learning the process of creating as an artists through Teaching Artist Behaviors (TAB). TAB captivates the uniqueness of each student, driving their learning through the art studio. Students work like artists, planning their artwork, joining specific studios in the classroom, creating independent artwork, and growing in their practice.
On April 6th, Jarrett will be joining in on the First Friday Artwalk fun for the first time through hosting an art show at the 425 Event Center on Walnut St. My students are VERY excited. Each student will be spending the month of March making a piece that they want to display.
- Planned Use for Funds: This Post-a-Project will help the art department at JMS fund supplies that can make this event a reoccurring success and drive student learning through learning to advocate for the art community. The 8th grade 'Art Committee' will be learning to cut the mat board, and display the artwork. The mat boards will be saved and reused each year, and digital artwork will be able to be displayed on the computer screen monitor. If possible the 'Art Committee' will also be studying the need to advocate for the art community through connections with art leaders in the state.
- Need Represented: The students at Jarrett Middle School will be connecting with the art community of downtown Springfield. The need being represented through this project is the bridging the gap between fine art and student art. Jarrett Artists are brilliant and have been working continuously to create art that drives their creative minds. This art show on April 6th will empower the students to feel the accomplishments of their school year.
- Academic Impact: This will impact the students through their empowerment. The students have been working through the artistic process multiple times this year. As we have driven the learning in this way, the students have questioned the impact outside of the classroom. Through this art show, we are breaking down the walls of the art classroom, learning the struggles and impact of working as an artists in the Springfield community.
- Student Population: The Art Department at Jarrett Middle School serves over 320 students in grades 6-8. Students at Jarrett living in the downtown Springfield community. This creating a connection between the school and the prominently growing community can have a huge impact on our students. Our vision: Jarrett Middle School will be a school that helps students find a purpose and place through the promotion of academics, arts, diversity and extracurricular activities.