Linking Art Through Transformative Programs!
The goal of The Arts facet is to increase the knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts through educational and engaging art experiences with a group of students at John Hope Franklin Elementary School. The students interacted with local artists, attended various art activities, art exhibitions, and field trips to the Greenwood Cultural Center, Mabel B. Little Heritage House Museum, Black Wall Street, and John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park during 2018-2019. The students will demonstrate the use of art techniques, skills, forms, and color by creating an original artwork for The Links, Incorporated 2019-2020 National Poster Art Competition.
Students were given information about The Arts program, expectations, classroom manners, and poster development from members of The Arts facet. The students created a poster, The Art of Me-A Favorite Summer Memory, with time to show and tell the class about their poster.
Artist and Oklahoma State Representative Regina Goodwin discussed the poster contest theme Transforming Communities by Making Health a Habit with emphasis on a clean and healthy environment, a bully-free world, and an inclusive/diverse society. Ms. Goodwin provided descriptive definitions and examples of the theme with student participation.
The University of Tulsa-School of Art Director Teresa Valero discussed the poster contest theme Transforming Communities by Making Health a Habit with emphasis on healthy and unhealthy eating. The University of Tulsa-School of Art supplied materials and stencils of healthy and unhealthy foods for the students to color and cut out. One faculty member, two art students from the University of Tulsa, and chapter members assisted the students in creating a self-portrait poster depicting healthy and unhealthy eating.
The students created beautiful Christmas tree ornaments. The University of Tulsa-School of Art supplied the materials for the ornaments. Faculty members and chapter members assisted the students with the creation of their Christmas tree ornaments.
Final instructions were given to the students about The Links, Incorporated 2019-2020 National Poster Art Competition from members of The Arts facet. The students developed a rough draft poster.
The students worked on their posters for The Links, Incorporated 2019-2020 National Poster Art Competition.
The students in the Art program completed their posters.
The Arts facet members participated in the STEAM session with fifth grade girls. The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance presented information about the moon and former Astronaut Alan Bean. The students were given information about Mr. Bean’s experiences as an astronaut and how his love of art influenced him. The students made rockets and launched the rockets that landed on a giant moon map. The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance provided the students with water paints and a sheet of poster paper to take home to paint the full moon.