SDAI’S ART ACCESS PROGRAMING
PARTNERING WITH OCEAN KNOLL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Now in its four year, SDAI is once again partnering with Encinitas’ award-winning Ocean Knoll Elementary School to provide a 10-week arts program for approximately 230 students. The partnership is focused on integrating art with learning.
The 2019 partnership began in February 2019. SDAI Teaching Artist Sean Francis Conway works with 4th and 6th graders in art projects that reinforce lessons that students are learning in school. Essentially, Conway combines art-making projects with academic lessons in history, writing, geography, and other subject matter, so that art reinforces education.
By the end of the Winter 2019 residency, students will have created zines, postcards, marbled paper, collage, and more. In the process, they’ll have seamlessly internalized lessons from their academic curricula.
This arts integration program is supported in part by the California Arts Council.
PARTNERING WITH SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT & WALTER PORTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Continuing for the third year, SDAI is working with Learning Through the Arts, a program of the San Diego Unified School District, to bring arts programming to Walter Porter Elementary School in Southeastern San Diego.
Teaching Artist Lorain Rihan has been working with 19 Porter teachers to develop arts integration methodologies and practices that can be shared with approximately 540 students. The intent is to use multimedia art practices that effectively integrates visual arts with the school’s social studies and math curricula. As a result, students are creating mosaics, sculptures, and works on paper that support teaching in social studies and math.