Anitra Redlefsen
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Anitra Redlefsen is a Teaching Artist who conducts hands-on visual art workshops for students and teachers that are based upon the Ohio Academic Content Standards for the Visual Arts and other curriculum subjects. Anitra is on the roster of Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio, the Ohio State-Based Collaborative Initiative (a program of the Kennedy Centerís Partners in Education Program), and on the Medina County Performing Arts Tours. She conducts private lessons for students of all ages and abilities, specializing in working with those who are gifted or have special needs. Anitra does commission work, exhibits her work locally, and is a conference presenter for groups and organizations. Anitra is a substitute teacher for the Medina County School District, and is writing and illustrating a book about her passion ~ pomegranates! Anitra holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art and Communications, and a Masters of Science in Human Resource Development and Training.

Program Offerings

Across Cultures
English Language Arts, Foreign Language, and Visual Art Integrated Learning Activity
Description: By comparing and contrasting the works of writers and visual artists from a variety of cultures, students explore how cultural, personal and world events directly influence a writerís or visual artistís ideas, audience and purpose for creating... [read more]



All About Our Senses
English Language Arts and Visual Art Integrated Learning Activity
Description: In this workshop, students use the tools of sensory, descriptive words and art elements to talk about a poem and a painting... [read more]



Artistís and Writerís Toolbox
English Language Arts and Visual Art Integrated Learning Activity
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... [read more]



Click! Click! Click!
English Language Arts and Visual Art Integrated Learning Activity
Description: Students learn about the photographic techniques of composition, angle and light. They learn about the power and importance of the visual image... [read more]



Eric Carle Picture Writer
English Language Arts and Visual Art Integrated Learning Activity
Description: Students study why and how author and illustrator Eric Carle composes his picture stories... [read more]



Frida!
English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Social Studies and Visual Art Integrated Learning Activity
Description: Color, culture, symbolism, identity, feelings and dreams are what students will explore as they view and discuss a variety of Frida Kahlo's paintings and Pre-Columbian art. Students will learn about her life... [read more]



Let's Fly a Kite
English Language Arts and Visual Art Integrated Learning Activity
Description: Students learn the history of the kite and its construction, and create their own kite... [read more]



Pinwheels
Science, English Language Arts, and Visual Art ~ Integrated Learning Activity
Description: Students will learn about the scientific concepts of wind and energy, and using the visual art elements of design and composition, will create a kinetic work of art ~ a pinwheel... [read more]





Photos of Past Student Workshops:

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Photos of Past Teacher Workshops:

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