A Whole (Game) New World

Word Art

Students create images that represent the vocabulary of the curricular subject using lines, shapes, colors, and textures to give students visual, auditory, and kinesthetic connections for memorization. For example, students may create words that represent geographical land-forms, ancient cultures, or the periodic table.

The Effects of Pollution on a Watershed

In this three-workshop residency, students use an imaginary piece of lakefront land in Northeast Ohio and an imaginary budget of $3,000,000 to build whatever they like (mansion, farm, amusement park, etc.). Students build a 3D sculptural model of their developed lakeshore, then reflect on their choices by thinking about the types of pollution that may occur as a result of what they chose to “build.” After adding pollutants to the sculpture, they create a “thunderstorm” and observe the effect of pollutants on the watershed in their model.

Purposeful Paper

During this program, students will learn a brief history of western paper making and the materials needed to create handmade paper. They will understand that to make a sheet of paper requires the use of pulp, a mass of fibers containing cellulose found in all plant material.  Student’s knowledge of the life cycle of the plant will be expanded upon by becoming familiar with various native plants and the type of paper they yield.

The Effects of Pollution on a Water Shed

During a three-day residency, students will make use of an imaginary piece of land in Cleveland and an imaginary budget of three-million dollars to build whatever they like on their land (e.g., mansion, farm, amusement park, etc.). Students will build a 3D sculptural model of their land. Students will then reflect on their choices by thinking about the types of pollution that may occur as a result of what they chose to “build.” They will then add pollutants to their sculpture, create a “thunderstorm”, and observe the effect of pollutants within their model.

Folding Fractions: The Origami Sailboat

Throughout the process of folding an origami sailboat, students will engage in a discussion on various mathematical concepts including the properties of shapes and the identification of fractions. The lesson begins with a brief introduction to the art of paper-folding, then participants use a step-by-step method to fold a paper sailboat. Throughout the folding process, students are asked to make a series of observations and answer mathematical questions to connect back to curriculum learning.

Painted Poppies

Participants will have the opportunity to use a 2D visual arts technique to recreate 3D models of flowers.  Using the “scrape” method, paper will be dipped into warm colors and then the paint will be scraped across the page.  Participants will then cut 4 organic shapes from small to large and piece these together using a bracket.  These flowers can be used as decorations within the classroom as well as models for exploring the different parts of flowers and plants.

Customized Visual Arts Program

Laura Cooperman customizes visual arts programs for PreK-12 in multiple mediums including, but not limited to, digital photography, sculpture, installation art, painting, mural making, drawing, ceramics, fibers, set design, and printmaking. If you are interested in customizing a visual arts program to fit your school or venue’s needs, please contact the CAL Education Team today at 216-561-5005 to get started.

Humans of…(Your School)

Based on the wildly popular, “Humans of New York” series by Brandon Stanton, students compile a series of photo journalistic portraits and short biographies or stories through interviews with peers, teachers, and community members. Students learn how to use digital cameras and various techniques and themes to capture engaging shots in addition to interview and writing activities to develop a compelling series. This residency culminates in a student-created book. Residency requires 8-10 workshops. Please call Education Staff at 216-561-5005 to book this program.