This project lends a whole new meaning to the term “community building.” Up to 100 members of the school community come together to build, photograph, and eventually dismantle improvisational 3D structures produced with low-cost recycled materials. This group exercise in project creativity, collaboration, and compromise incorporates geometry, spatial reasoning, design principles, and elements of engineering and architecture. The final result? A satisfying hybrid of folk art and contemporary environmental sculpture.
Take advantage of a Materials Prep Session for an additional $195
(1/2 Day before)
Site sculptor Jeff Mather is a master teaching artist and nationally known community-based artist. He has served over 120 sites as artist-in-residence, many of these having him return year after year.
Jeff has worked with groups of every age level, creating more public art in Georgia than any other sculptor. In addition to his sculpture residencies, Jeff is the lead artist for the YAWAC Digital Storytelling program. He is also at the forefront of cross-curriculum arts infusion and has co-created and co-taught units in world history, science, math and special education. He is all about turning S.T.E.M. into S.T.E.A.M.!
Jeff's presence as a teaching artist in a school can be a catalyst for forging new inter-departmental partnerships and new partnerships with the community at large.
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Materials will be discussed with schools in advance
Materials Prep Session: $195