Archive for April, 2013

Artist Alexandra Grant, the Common Core, and More: Connecting Art & Language Arts

April 23rd, 2013 Comments off

On Saturday, April 20, we celebrated our 13th year of graduates from the Art & Language Arts (ALA) program.

We spent the afternoon being inspired by teachers who now give their students more opportunities to be creative and to discuss works of art critically. We were captivated by contemporary artist Alexandra Grant’s text-based work. We learned why we should be excited about the Common Core Standards, thanks to Talia Gibas, manager of Arts for All. And we were greatly impressed by the ALA class of 2012–2013 and the work of their students!

Congratulations to participating teachers from Carlos Santana Arts Academy, 42nd Street Elementary School, Jaime Escalante Elementary School, Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School, and Woodlake Elementary Community Charter School!

Cyanotypes, Choir Books, and Calendars: Photography & Manuscripts

April 23rd, 2013 Comments off

Teachers in the Art & Language Arts class of 2012–2013 convened early this year to explore connections to the Getty Museum’s manuscripts and photography collections.