Urban Bright is back!

This fall, Art House begins its 12th year of Urban Bright arts-in-education programming. We’ll begin with a residency at the Art House studio, working with our neighbor, Denison School, with a digital stopmotion video and claymation program. Media artist Cindy Penter will lead the residency with teachers Molly Gus, Chuck Erbs, and art teacher Christian Osterland’s sixth grade students. Through this program, the students will write narratives about characters they create from polymer clay. The colorful figures will serve as the actors in short collaborative films made by students with guidance from the teaching artist.

In addition to the fall digital media program, Denison’s eighth grade students will enjoy a ceramics residency with teaching artist Kristen Cliffel during the second semester. Art House is also pleased to bring artists-in-residence to multiple other partner schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) including William Cullen Bryant School, Watterson Lake School, and high schools John Marshall, James Ford Rhodes, and Lincoln-West. Urban Bright will also travel to schools outside of CMSD. Mosaic School of Fine and Performing Arts at Cleveland Heights High School will once again work with an Art House artist to engage in thoughtful visual artmaking. Finally, Kindergarten students at our newest partner location will partake in a pilot program at Old Brooklyn Community Elementary School. This unique residency will infuse the students’ curriculum with three short-term residencies that will enable students to learn the elements of art through hands-on projects in silk painting, ceramics, and mixed media art.

We are so thrilled to continue to grow this award-winning program that empowers students to communicate visually through the arts. To stay current on what’s happening with our Urban Bright residencies, stop by Facebook every now and then for pictures and student quotes. We can be found here, https://www.facebook.com/art.house.568, or as always, in the studio.

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