Marquis Studios arts‐in‐education services are an ideal way to bring the arts into classrooms and after school programs while also serving as professional development for staff. Each program is focused on a specific art discipline selected after consultation with client staff. A team of senior management and Teaching Artists design all programs to integrate the arts with instruction in academic subjects by utilizing the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and Common Core Standards. Programs are adapted and customized to the appropriate age level and are available for grades K‐12.
Depending on the mask you make, you can be a zebra or a superhero! Masks can depict human, animal or fantasy faces and are an important feature in pageants, plays, ceremonies, rituals and festivals the world over. They are appreciated as objects of beauty or as performance costumes. Students craft masks with a variety of materials such as paper, wire, plaster and foil to create wearable three-dimensional works. They focus on the role of features, expression and exaggeration as well as color, value and pattern.
In Victorian-era Europe when there were no TVs, movies or computers, what did people do for entertainment? Toy Theater, a form of Miniature Theater, was a way for families to share time together and have fun by recreating their favorite plays and operas at home. Students develop an understanding of puppetry and storytelling by designing, building and performing with a toy theater and puppets they create. As the puppeteer they use puppets to tell a story by writing a story and dialogue for their puppets. Watch your class work together as they expand their imaginations in improvisation and storytelling.
Creating a mosaic is like putting a puzzle together! Students learn how to arrange paper and/or pre- cut tiles into unique patterns and images working individually or as a team. Works of art include geometric patterns or images of people, places and things.