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Arts Renaissance in Tuscaloosa Schools

Bringing the arts to Tuscaloosa-area schools.

Welcome

Hey All!

My name is Brittany Grady and I am the 2016 intern for Tuscaloosa Arts. I am so excited to be a member of an organization committed to the assimilation of fine arts into the public school system.This year we have big plans for the organization in regards to outreach. We have partnered with two local elementary schools, Matthews Elementary and University Place, and will be hosting monthly hands-on workshops with the students. Our workshops will encompass many different types of artistic expression. If you are interesting in joining our community, feel free to complete the “get involved” form on our homepage (tuscaloosaaw.org). We are very open to all forms of participation. We encourage everyone to follow our progress on both Facebook and on our homepage. We are looking forward to this school year!

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ARTS in the News!

The ARTS program was featured in the Tuscaloosa News today! The 5th grade at Matthews loved getting their face jugs back:

Arts Renaissance in Tuscaloosa Schools program sparks kids’ creative juices

Thanks to writer Mark Hughes Cobb and photographer Michelle Lepianka Carter!

Face Jugs!

The creativity of children never ceases to amaze me. Here is a sample of their inspiring work!

Volunteers Needed: Face Jug workshop THIS Friday, Feb. 26

We need a few volunteers to help with a pottery workshop, where children will make face jugs! This is always one of their favorites, and a lot of fun for volunteers, too. Please let Mindy (mvmann@crimson.ua.edu) or Marysia (mgalbrai@ua.edu) know you can come. It’s Friday from 1-2:30 at Matthews Elementary–come to the school at 12:45 to help set up.

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Face jug by folk potter Reggie Meaders

 

Plate Decoration

If you’re reading this, it’s because you’ve expressed interest in volunteering with us at ARTS. We will be holding a plate decoration workshop on Friday, February 12th at Matthews Elementary from 12PM to 1:30PM. Volunteers are expected to be there by 11:45AM  to check in with the front office.

Dr. Marysia will be leading this workshop. You can contact her at mgalbrai@ua.edu with any questions.

Students will decorate pottery with the assistance of our volunteers. No prerequisite experience is needed- just a good attitude. Please fill out the following form if you’d like to volunteer!

Murals and more! (Project Posting)

Hello!

 

If you’re reading this, it’s because you’ve expressed interest in volunteering with us at ARTS. We have an open call for volunteers to help paint a mural at University Place Elementary School. The times for this are extremely flexible.

 

Lesley Wolfe will be leading this workshop. You can contact her at tlj1012@yahoo.com with any questions.

 

You need little to no experience in order to help with this. As long as you can hold a paintbrush, we will be painting a basic city skyline (squares and boxes). Please fill out the following form if you’d like to volunteer!

 

Mural Project

Do you like to paint? Volunteers are needed to help paint a mural at University Place Elementary School. Send us your contact information  under “get involved.”

Campus Field Trip (5th Grade)

Earlier in November, a group of elementary school students came to visit the University of Alabama campus. During their visit, they saw the Ferguson Center, took a formal campus tour, took a tour of Bryant-Denny Stadium and a tour of the WVUA-23 studio.

 

During their visit, the students were welcomed by Dr. Marysia Galbraith and escorted by students in her New College Cooperation and Conflict course this semester. The college students planned the field trip and participate in other ARTS workshops throughout the semester.

 
Take a look at these great pictures and let us know if you’re interested in getting involved with the ARTS program.

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Winter Projects

Like gingerbread houses? Enjoy making Christmas ornaments?

Want to help the local community?

Come volunteer with us at Matthews Elementary next Thursday, Dec. 10th. We’ll be car pooling from the Ferguson Center at 12:30 and arriving back at 2:30. We’ll have 80 students for Gingerbread Houses (4th Graders) and then another 80 for ornaments (2nd Graders), and we could use all the help we can get.

Mindy Mann will be leading this workshop. You can contact her at mvmann@crimson.ua.edu or 205-861-8288 with any questions.

If interested, please fill out the following form.


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