In May we came together to intentionally "Practice What We Preach" at this seasons Marwen Teaching Artist Retreat. Thank you to all of you who created the time to reflect and learn together on this day.
With a 30-year-old mission to educate and inspire underserved young people through the visual arts, how does Marwen position itself to practice this work when young people are often unfamiliar with
Fall term starts next week! YEAY! It is also Sara's last week! BOO!
We are heartbroken that she will no longer be at Marwen. Congratulations and best of luck dearest SG!
Each of us has gone to Sara for guidance and advice... Below You will find important reminders, guidelines and best practices written by Sara- that all teachers at Marwen and beyond should hold close
Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process- a brief overview used at the Marwen Winter 2015 Teaching Artist Retreat
Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process is a widely-recognized method that nurtures the development of artistic works-in-progress through a four-step, facilitated dialogue between artists, peers, and audiences. In use for over 20 years, the Process has been embraced by art-makers, educators, and administrators at theater companies, dance departments, orchestras,
This week is the beginning of our winter term at Marwen, which means that I get to post weekly about our newly revised Portfolio Program curriculum! But, before I embark on that journey, I wanted to take a moment to share my initial thoughts because there have been a lot of great revisions to the program, and beginning with a reflection on the curriculum instead
I am a big fan of encouraging my students to take ownership of our classroom culture:
Facilitating an environment where students feel empowered and comfortable enough to take risks, be vulnerable with each other, and make art begins on day one. Students – especially returning Marwen students- know what they expect from each other in order to have a great class- they know how to
Harold Washington and Spudnik Press Cooperative proudly present:
The Gig Poster Project
January 24 – February 1, 2013
City Colleges of Chicago
Public Reception: Thursday, January 24th, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Live Printing at 4:30
Awards at 6:30
Featuring posters by students from: Chicago Talent Development High School, Farragut Career Academy, Perspectives Math and Science Academy Charter School
The Gig Poster Project is a
I am a teaching artist whose studio practice centers on sculptural work. Inspired by Regin Ingloria, the founder of the community art center North Branch Projects, I wanted to expand the reach of my otherwise insular studio practice. North Branch encourages and integrates art into the fabric of the neighborhood where few art resources exist. Free book-binding and other arts-related events engage the community in
Describe a project you are currently working on:
I am currently working on a fashion collection called Civil Homecoming. Basically I want to research the major Wars (World War I, WWII, Civil War, Vietnam War) and describe emotions through the garments. I want to convey the disappointed/sad feeling through the clothes in a formal way. Throughout time there has been a dance dedicated
Winter Pre-Term Meeting Agenda
1/15/13 5-7pm @ Marwen
Welcome, Announcements & Reminders- 20min
Studio Programs- Shirley Alfaro and Melissa Wilkes
Registrar- Sara and Alana
This blog entry started with curiosity about Marwen's early days. I wasn't the only one curious about this topic: Marwen's Student Advisory Board beat me to the punch with 25 @ 25, which interviews a myriad of people who have worked with Marwen over the years. Nonetheless, I was excited to interview Marge Kelly, Marwen's very first studio programs Teaching Artist who has been with