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.
What does abstract art mean? How is it different from other art? By using geometry, spatial relationships and color fields instead of literal representations, students show their ideas and feelings. While practicing the techniques of collage, painting and drawing they learn about balancing composition and space. Music and works by famous artists such as Jackson Pollock and Vincent van Gogh inspire their pieces.
Look at all the buildings on your block! Why are some built out of stone and bricks while others use steel and glass? These materials represent different historical periods – older buildings celebrate ornamentation and craftsmanship while new ones show off technology. Students explore the history and social fabric of their neighborhoods through the eyes of an architect. They learn how to judge a building’s age based on its architectural style and features. Skills taught include drawing to scale, scale model building, drawing buildings as pictures (rendering) and drawing buildings to scale (elevation).
Do you remember when you first learned how to hold a pencil, move a paintbrush or use scissors? This residency introduces basic art materials and tools to children. Young students explore drawing, painting, collage and sculpture using materials that are intended for early childhood education. The residency concludes with an informal sharing where students reflect on their works of art and how their new creativity and skills have grown.