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Arts Renaissance in Tuscaloosa Schools

Bringing the arts to Tuscaloosa-area schools.

Thankful for another ARTS workshop!

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Happy almost Thanksgiving, everyone! Something we are very thankful for this Thanksgiving is the gift of art and creativity.

We are excited to announce that this Friday (11/18) each 5th grader at Matthews Elementary School will have the opportunity to show us who and what they are thankful for this year.

Students will get creative by decorating thank you cards with paint prints of leaves. They will then write a letter of gratitude to anyone they chose. Not only is it a fun craft, it makes for a great Thanksgiving Day surprise!

As always, we would love (and be very thankful for) an extra pair of hands to help out!

Interested volunteers should come to Matthews Elementary School at 12:45 p.m. on Friday. The workshop will be over no later than 2:00 p.m. We ask that you come dressed to paint and ready for fun!

Thanks and Roll ARTS Roll!

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Fossils!

We just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came out and helped this past Friday to make the fossil workshop a success! All the kids enjoyed making their fossils and had a great time.

Roll Arts Roll!

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Thank you!

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Once again we would like to express our gratitude to the ARTS community and the staff and students at Matthews Elementary School.
Thank you for helping to make the pumpkin painting workshop a resounding success! We could not have done it without your creativity and enthusiasm.
Until next time, Roll ARTS Roll!
ICYMI: On Friday, Oct. 7, about 10 volunteers helped facilitate workshops in three 5th grade classrooms, with a total of about 75 students.
Volunteers read Halloween stories to students who then got to decorate pumpkins with paint, glitter glue, googly eyes, feathers and more!

Pumpkin Party!

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Happy October to the ARTS community and beyond! We have been getting in the Autumn and Halloween Spirit, and are excited to announce that for this week’s workshop we will be decorating pumpkins!

Each 5th grader at Matthews Elementary School will get a miniature pumpkin to paint. They will then write about and present their pumpkins to the class.

We would always love an extra pair of hands to help the students with the projects. Anyone interested in helping is greatly appreciated and should come to Matthews Elementary School at 12:45 and expect to be there until 2:15. It is recommended that volunteers wear clothes that they don’t mind getting paint on.

Thanks and Roll ARTS Roll!

 

Fossil workshop postponed

We hope to reschedule today’s fossil workshop for October 14. Stay tuned!

Thank you for helping our workshop soar!

sky-paper-planeA big thanks to everyone in the ARTS community who helped make our paper airplane workshop a resounding success!

Most importantly, we’d like to thank the staff and students at Matthews Elementary School for welcoming us, helping us, and for being so enthusiastic and engaged.

Congratulations are in order for the three winners of the distance competition, whose airplanes flew the farthest. We think we may have some potential engineers in the making!

We hope everyone takes their new wings and continues to soar! Until next time, Roll ARTS Roll!

ICYMI: On Friday, Sept. 23, about 15 volunteers helped facilitate workshops in three 5th grade classrooms, with a total of about 75 students.

Volunteers taught students how to make two kinds of paper airplanes and then watched as the students tried making planes without instructions, but with creativity and ingenuity instead.

Students then decorated their planes and responded to a writing prompt about where they would fly in their plane and why.

To conclude the workshop, students were brought outside to test their planes and take part in a distance competition.

Comments from a Satisfied Teacher!

Thank you again for investing in the students of University Place Elementary School. I think they truly enjoyed creating their pet rocks, but they were also thrilled to share their writing with their peers. Thank you again!

~Rachel Hill

 

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Plane old fun!

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Arts Renaissance in Tuscaloosa Schools!

Join us at Matthews Elementary School this Friday (9/23/16) for an engineering workshop with the 5th grade. Volunteers are needed to help students make paper airplanes that soar as high as their imaginations.

We will kick off the workshop with a quick lesson in physics and then jump into making our planes. Students will be taught several methods of paper plane folding, but creativity and ingenuity will be highly encouraged. Students will then have a chance to color their planes.

Following the folding and decorating, students will bring their planes outside where we will line up and have a competition. Whose plane will go the farthest? Whose will go the highest? Who knows! We will just have to wait and see. Winners will have a fun prize to accompany their bragging rights.

Interested volunteers should arrive at Matthews Elementary School around 12:45 p.m. and expect to be there until about 2 p.m.

We hope to see you there! Roll ARTS roll!

Pet Rocks

ARTS kicked off this semester with a pet rock workshop for the 3rd grade at University Place Elementary School. The kids were fully absorbed as they painted and decorated their rocks with googly eyes, pompoms, or feathers. Then, theĀ children named their new pet and wrote a story about it. Students in New 238: Honors Cooperation and Conflict planned and led this workshop. It was a great success! Here is Molinda with her pet rock Sally!

Molinda with her pet rock Sally!
Molinda with her pet rock Sally!

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