Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Regional Workshop November 17, 2022

La Grua Art Center

Stonington, CT

7:55 Pick up New London High students

8:25 Pick up Ledyard High students

8:45 Pick up Fitch High students

9:00 Drop off all students at La Grua Art Center in Stonington Borough

9:00- 10:30  Orientation to exhibit: Three Steps Forward and Two Steps Back 

  • Strategies for viewing social justice artworks – Professor Jessica Cerullo, Conn College
  • Artist interpretation and presentation: Pam Gordinier
  • Gallery Walk: 
    • What do you notice? What do you wonder?

(give the students post-it notes to record responses)

  • How can art address social justice issues?

10:30 – 11:30 Student Icebreakers

  • Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around -song and dance
  • Small group large group report out: What issues need to be addressed by More Than Words, what can we do as a group to make a difference?

11:30 Lunch

12:00 – 1:45 Presentation by Kirk Edwards:

  • Innovators, Architects, and Trailblazers of America’s Only Original Art Form: Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.

12:45 – 1:15 School More Than Words Club reports: 

  • New London
  • Ledyard
  • Fitch

1:15 Group departs La Grua

1:45 Drop off Ledyard High students

2:00 Drop of Fitch students

2:30 Drop of New London students