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Posted on 02/09/2017
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Arts Plan in Action: Art Walk at Concord International Elementary

By Laura Strand

At Concord International Elementary School, one of our Creative Advantage goals for this year is to hold 3 evening community art gallery events to showcase student and staff art. Work by students was displayed in 6 "art galleries", devoted art areas around our school, mostly in stairwells and hallways. All students were trained in giving tours of our galleries, using arts concepts and vocabulary to discuss the artwork on display. During art time, all of the classes took a "field trip" to our school museum to view and discuss the artwork on display. We then invited families to come to an evening "gallery walk". We chose an evening during conferences when many families were already coming to the school. Students made posters to publicize the event. Our City Year Interns were on hand to serve up snacks and beverages to gallery visitors. One exciting thing about this process was seeing the way that students began to view themselves, and each other, as legitimate artists.

Kindergarten Gallery

Kinder gallery

2nd Grade Gallery

2nd grade gallery

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