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.
In this dance sampler, students travel around the world experiencing different cultures through their traditional dances. The culminating event showcases a wide variety of dances rather than an in-depth study of one dance style. This residency pairs well with studies on different cultures.
Please note: the selection of dances varies based on teaching artist as well as the school’s cultural focus.
How do you make a thin or thick line using a pencil or an oil pastel? What are different ways of showing perspective and texture using a pen or marker? Here students learn the basics of drawing from observation and imagination using line, shape, value, form, color and texture. Trying various drawing techniques empowers the artist in everyone to broaden their visual vocabulary and represent their artistic intentions.
* This program makes a connection to the curriculum in Social Studies and Cultural Literacy.
Watch your students’ imagination and sense of play come alive through a series of creative and fun theater games. Students work on character and scene development from classic folk and fairy tales from different cultures such as Stone Soup, Rough Face Girl, Anansi the Spider and Cinderella. By reading and acting out these stories, students develop sequencing, reading comprehension and character analysis skills. They also explore the physical, vocal, characterization and staging components of acting by developing the actor’s instruments: the body, voice and mind. By performing a play your class learns to work as an ensemble, becoming more aware of the mechanics of their bodies as tools of expression and a means to foster imagination.