Marcy Arts Partnership

Artist Residencies

Over the fall, several artists have worked with Marcy students in intensive artist residencies. This these artists include folk dancer and singer Robin Nelson (Kindergarten) and teaching artists from the Walker Art Center. To culminate the Walker stop motion animation residency, the 5th grade class traveled to the museum to watch their videos screened in the Walker's Cinema.

Minnesota Center for the Book Arts teaching artist Olli Johnson will lead the 4th grade classes in custom journal making workshop. Other future residencies include comics and story creation with Dennis Lo; Native American flutemaking; musical performance with Katy Hays and Chellie Brown; puppetry, and performance.

For more info contact MAP residency coordinator Witt Siasoco at witt.siasoco@gmail.com 


2019 Residencies

Kindergarten - Folk Dance & Song - Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson intertwines friendship and kindness through music, dance, rhyming, and literacy in this residency. A variety of cultures and musical movement activities are represented each from a different continent. At the end of the residency each classroom hosts a dance party for students to share what they have learned and dance with their parents and family members.

 

1st GRade - Theater/Performance - Taous Khazem

Performing artist Tauos Khazem will teach a create-a-play style intertwining the environment and biographies of well-known historical figures that will culminate in a performance.

 

2nd Grade - Rockin the Decades  - Katy Hays & Chellie Brown

Students study history through the lens of music and pop culture with Katy Hays and Chellie Brown. At the end of this 15-week music residency students preform iconic songs from each era with a LIVE band.

 

3rd grade - Puppetry -Mark Safford

Puppeteers Mark Safford and Dan Polnau will utilize storytelling, movement, and painting to create a large-scale dragon literally powered by the 3rd grade students. 

 

4th grade - Book Arts/ Journals - Olli Johnson (MCBA)

Artist Olli Johnson introduced the 4th grade classes to the world of the book arts by creating handmade personal journals. After the class, students filled the journals with writings and drawing that will be on display at the Annual Writers' and Artists' Fair. 

 

5th grade -

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6th grade - Stop Motion Animation - Walker Art Center

Throughout the Fall, arts educators from the Walker Art Center worked with 6th grade classes to create stop motion animation films. To culminate the residency, the entire 6th grade class traveled to the museum to watch their videos screened in the Walker's Cinema.

7th grade - Comics & Illustration - Dennis Lo

Comic book artist Dennis Lo will introduce students to the creation of Manga comics, narrative structure through the combination of images and words, and develop skills in cartooning and character development.

8th grade - Comics & Illustration - Dennis Lo

Comic book artist Dennis Lo will introduce students to the creation of Manga comics, narrative structure through the combination of images and words, and develop skills in cartooning and character development.