The PTA is very excited to sponsor a PILOT program, an "Artist in Residency", launching in 4G & 4M. Educator and Video Artist Barbara Bickart will be working with 4th grade students to produce their own pieces (video self portraits, video poems ) from conceptualizing an idea through the editing phase to sharing that piece with audiences.
During this residency, which will run from October - December, Ms. Bickart hopes to get students to develop a language and vocabulary of their own and to think beyond the typical ways that video is used (i.e.: interviewing someone, documenting an event etc.). This will be achieved in tandem with the Language Arts, and the Art and Library Media Arts curriculum and will be embedded into the current unit being taught. Once the structure is developed and successful there are plans to offer the program to 4H, 4L and 4R in the Spring. We hope to have the program culminate with a year end screening.