6x6: "Learning Across Generations"
May
24
5:30 PM17:30

6x6: "Learning Across Generations"

The RISD Museum in partnership with The Rhode Island Teaching Artist Center (RITAC) and Providence CityArts for Youth will host this next "6x6" event. 6x6 is a fast-paced educational event featuring six teaching artists presenting for six minutes on a given topic. Loosely modeled on the worldwide PechaKucha phenomenon, 6x6 is a great opportunity to meet new people and think about a provocative topic related to the arts, education, and teaching artistry. Individuals presenting in this upcoming 6x6 will discuss the ways identity relates to learning, teaching and creating across generations and artistic practices. 

This event is FREE, but registration is recommended. To register --- click here.

Featured guest speakers:

Amelia Nixon - Community Partnerships Manager at the RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

Lucia Monge - Artist, educator and organizer of Plantón Móvil

Vuthy Lay - Artist, a RISD Architecture student, and youth worker

Susi Ryan - Quilter and member of Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth quilters guild

Amy Walsh - Artist, creative coach and visual storytelling specialist

Sherente Mishitashin Harris- Member of the Narragansett Tribal Nation, Two Spirited Fancy Shawl Dancer, Artist, Activist, and Performer

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Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Social Justice & Art Education series: Creating Social Justice-based Art Curriculum

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*** This professional development workshop, was postponed on 3/2/2018 due to inclement weather. It will now take place on April 27th, 2018 (5-7pm) ***

Social Justice & Art Education series: Creating Social Justice-based Art Curriculum (Led by Aarav Sundaresh, Visual Art Educator and Michelle Nugent, CityArts Core Teaching Artist)

How do you incorporate social justice within an art class or workshop? Photographer and educator, Aarav Sundaresh and CityArts’ Core Teaching Artist, Michelle Nugent will show different ways to teach culturally relevant content to youth and discuss how curricula inside and outside of a school setting can address themes in social justice.

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6x6: "The Powder Room"
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

6x6: "The Powder Room"

 The Newport Art Museum in partnership with Rhode Island Teaching Artist Center (RITAC) will host “The Powder Room”, a "6x6" event. This is a fast-paced educational event featuring six teaching artists presenting for six minutes on a given topic. Loosely modeled on the worldwide PechaKucha phenomenon, 6x6 is a great opportunity to meet new people and think about a provocative topic related to the arts, education, and teaching artistry. Inspired by the Newport Art Museum's  "Domestic Affairs: Domesticity, Identity, and the Home"  exhibition (on exhibit until May 6, 2018), individuals presenting in 6x6: "The Powder Room" will discuss how feminism, empowerment, and female identity connects to their art, teaching practice, and professional careers.  Featured guest speakers:  Kara Dunne  Priscilla Carrion  Abby Donaldson  The Woman Project - Jocelyn Foye  Gail Ahlers  GirlsRock! RI - Rachel Blumberg     This event is FREE. Registration recommended. To reserve tickets via RITAC,  click here . You may also register for FREE through the  museum's eventbrite page . 

The Newport Art Museum in partnership with Rhode Island Teaching Artist Center (RITAC) will host “The Powder Room”, a "6x6" event. This is a fast-paced educational event featuring six teaching artists presenting for six minutes on a given topic. Loosely modeled on the worldwide PechaKucha phenomenon, 6x6 is a great opportunity to meet new people and think about a provocative topic related to the arts, education, and teaching artistry. Inspired by the Newport Art Museum's "Domestic Affairs: Domesticity, Identity, and the Home" exhibition (on exhibit until May 6, 2018), individuals presenting in 6x6: "The Powder Room" will discuss how feminism, empowerment, and female identity connects to their art, teaching practice, and professional careers.

Featured guest speakers:

Kara Dunne

Priscilla Carrion

Abby Donaldson

The Woman Project - Jocelyn Foye

Gail Ahlers

GirlsRock! RI - Rachel Blumberg

 

This event is FREE. Registration recommended. To reserve tickets via RITAC, click here. You may also register for FREE through the museum's eventbrite page

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Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

*POSTPONED* Social Justice & Art Education series: Creating Social Justice-based Art Curriculum

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*** This professional development workshop has been postponed due to inclement weather, please stay tuned for further updates ***

Social Justice & Art Education series: Creating Social Justice-based Art Curriculum (Led by Aarav Sundaresh, Visual Art Educator and Michelle Nugent, CityArts Core Teaching Artist)

How do you incorporate social justice within an art class or workshop? Photographer and educator, Aarav Sundaresh and CityArts’ Core Teaching Artist, Michelle Nugent will show different ways to teach culturally relevant content to youth and discuss how curricula inside and outside of a school setting can address themes in social justice.

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Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

6x6: "Power of Play: Youth Development and Educational Advancement"

  • Brown University, Lyman Hall, Classroom 002 (The Cave) (map)
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This event is part of Brown University's Rhythm of Change Festival. It is sponsored by the RI Teaching Artist Center/Providence CityArts for Youth.

What does Grandmaster Flash’s cutting, scratching, and mixing music have in common with youth development? Turning things upside down, making a mess, engaging in activities for enjoyment: play is a healthy, essential part of childhood-- and the creative process. Brown University's Department of Theatre & Performance Studies Rhythm of Change Festival hosts “Power of Play: Youth Development and Educational Advancement”, a Rhode Island Teaching Artist Center’s “6x6” event, featuring 6 creatives presenting for 6 minutes on the element of play in their work and the opportunities they provide for youth to create new and exciting artistic endeavors. This event will be followed by audience Q&A and open time to meet and mingle.

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Feb
9
1:30 PM13:30

Social Justice & Art Education series: Positive Youth Development

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Nika Gorini, CityArts Program Director, will lead this youth-focused workshop around CityArts’ intentional, prosocial approach to engaging youth in a manner that is constructive to their social/emotional growth and development. We will also discuss how using a Positive Youth Development approach promotes equity and justice in the arts classroom, and helps to build safe spaces. This workshop is for individuals and/or organizations working with students (K-8) who are interested in how to incorporate Positive Youth Development in their classrooms and workspaces.

Location: Providence CityArts for Youth, 891 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

"Feeding Her Fire" Exhibition Artist Panel Discussion

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Exploring issues of feminism, equity, and gender, especially in light of the harassment allegations dominating this news cycle, a panel discussion will be held with selected artists from the "Feeding Her Fire"* exhibition, Shey Rivera, Tamara Diaz, Caitlin Gomes and Michelle Nugent and featured CityArts Young Artists, Alana & Mischelle. This intergenerational artist panel will be moderated by St. Mary Academy – Bay View senior and CityArts alum, Neomy Delacruz at Providence CityArts for Youth on Thursday, January 25th, 5:30pm-7:30pm. This event is free, but registration is recommended.

"Feeding Her Fire" is a CityArts curated mixed media group show that features work by local contemporary feminist artists, alongside new pieces by CityArts Young Artists. Over the past year, CityArts has been developing programming for female identifying young artists that allows them time and creative space to explore what it means to be a female in today’s world. Young Artists responded to selected works and created artwork to be displayed alongside their inspiration in this exhibition. This exhibition closes Thursday, January 25th, 2018.

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Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Social Justice & Art Education series: Push the Conversation

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Using performance and multimedia to talk about privilege, identity, and oppression, Pushed Learning & Media will lead a workshop for Teaching Artists who are interested in learning how to navigate conversations pertaining to social justice issues with youth.

Location: Providence CityArts for Youth, 891 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907

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Dec
1
1:30 PM13:30

Social Justice & Art Education: When Students Lead the Conversations

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What happens when students lead uncomfortable conversations in the classroom? This teen-centered workshop led by Taliq Tillman, a senior at The Met School and co-founder of Diversity Talks, will focus on cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion within arts programming.

Location: Providence CityArts for Youth, 891 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907

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