Students do it all—with Jeff’s expert coaching. Jeff begins with an entertaining meet-the-artist assembly program in which he juggles clubs to emphasize the importance of muscle memory in freehand drawing and design. Using his unique approach to perspective drawing, he turns the class into a collaborative design team in which students develop design proposals incorporating historical research, math, environmental science, computer imaging and reflection writing. During the fabrication sessions, students will use a range of tools to build and install their large-scale sculpture. The unveiling and ribbon-cutting dedication of the piece is a celebration for the entire school.
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