What are our students favorite places? What does their neighborhood look and feel like? What is their favorite thing about their home?

Romare Bearden’s “The Block” will inspire us to explore the places we come from and what creates our sense of community. This workshop is divided into two parts. First, we will use recycled materials to create 3D sculptures of our favorite places focusing on architecture. The second half of the workshop will focus on the idea of home. We will create dream houses through printmaking and participants will learn how to set up a printmaking station in their own classrooms.

This workshop is part of a Creating Community Series, focusing on how we can use visual art to foster meaningful relationships within our learning community. Rooted in a strong foundation of multicultural education and culturally responsive lessons, we will explore our student’s multiple identities, identify challenges they may face, perspectives they hold and begin to better understand our students  as learners. We will explore many different materials and mediums: collage, sculpture, drawing, photography, painting and simple skills and techniques to bring these lessons to life in your classroom!

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6 + 1 =

60 minute workshop60 minute strategy session
or demo lesson

90 minute workshop90 minute workshop

2-3 hour workshop2-3 hour workshop

Out of town fees may apply. Free for Creative Schools.

Teaching Artist

Jenn Potts

Art Forms

Visual Arts

Grade Levels



Social Studies