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home > teaching & workshops > Workshops for Schools and Professional Development Workshops for Teachers > Program: Offering: Artist’s and Writer’s Toolbox


A. Program Title:

"Artist’s and Writer’s Toolbox"

English Language Arts and Visual Art Integrated Learning Activity

B. Program Description:

Observe! Idea! Audience! Purpose! Make! Communicate! These are the six “Toolbox Tools” that both writers and visual artists use to create literary and visual works. Using these tools, students view and discuss a variety of visual and literary works and create a visual work of art that communicates an idea with an identified audience and purpose. The writer in this workshop is Langston Hughes and the visual artist is William H. Johnson.

C. Program Length:

Professional Development Workshop for Teachers ~ 2 ½ to 3 Hours

Student Workshop or Residency ~ Two to three classroom periods

D. Maximum Audience Size: 25

E. Available Dates: All year

F. Grade Level: Grades 1-6 and Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

G. Curriculum Correlation:

Visual Arts
2. Creative Expression and Communication
3. Analyzing and Responding
4. Valuing the Arts/Aesthetic Reflection
5. Connections, Relationships and Applications

English Language Arts
3. Reading Process: Concepts of Print
6. Writing Process
10. Communications: Oral and Visual

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