The artist collaborates with the teacher to incorporate exciting visual components with current subject matter under study. This is a sensational opportunity to do cross-disciplinary work! The artist leads a brainstorming session with the teacher or teachers to come up with innovative ways to make learning fun. Examples might be:
For an English class studying Shakespeare
A creation of mosaics depicting the events in the play. The artist would provide an outline for the mosaic. The students would learn an artform practiced during Shakespeare's time and also be able to create images of the scenes written in the play.
For a Geography class studying a continent or country
A creation of a giant puzzle depicting the land mass. Each student would create one of the features (state, country, body of water). The artist would create the basic outline. The students would then have the puzzle to use as a resource, and they will be invested in the knowledge since they would have all had a part in bringing it to form.
For a Biology class studying vertebrates and invertebrates
A creation of masks of different animals. The artists would provide detailed renderings and templates for the students to use in the creation of their masks. The students would then be able to see, create, and be the animals they are studying.
The sky is the limit!
The artist is really excited about learning everything she forgot in school! For math we could do origami, for social studies we could become figures out of current events and then hold a debate as those figures. Use me teachers, we'll have a blast and so will the kids.