In many of my lessons I focus on encouraging the students to make connections, in particular with other people and cultures. I present a concept that seems abstract or surprising and challenge them to connect to it. For example, I taught a lesson about dreams and encouraged them to share some of their own dreams. One thing I asked
was how many people have flown in a dream? At first no one raised their hand. Then I explained how flying is an almost universal fantasy in dreams either by spreading one’s’ arms and jumping or floating, etc. After some brief discussion nearly everyone in the room was able to relate a time or way when they had flown in a dream. I next asked the students what other types of dreams they knew of, i.e. ones that don’t occur when you are sleeping. This forced them to take the specific concept of a sleeping dream and abstract it into other areas. They very quickly suggested goals as a form of dreams. We then proceeded to do an art project where they drew out a narrative/storyboard of themselves achieving one of their goals.
This past Friday Art Sphere Inc. had the opportunity to partner with the Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program at one of their events. The event was a back to … Continue reading Friday with the Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program
Art Sphere Inc. would like to invite you to an exciting art show at Gallery 543 on the Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) Campus. On exhibit will be original works of … Continue reading Urban Outfitters Art Show to Benefit Art Sphere Inc.
“Creating Legacies through Art: Take an Art Journey” After a lot of hard work and generous help, we are excited to share “Creating Legacies through Art,” a book of free … Continue reading Share the Journey!
Painting benches protects wood from rotting and decorates the most utilitarian objects found in parks and playgrounds, making them inviting to visitors. When volunteers work together to take on a once-graffitied … Continue reading Community Art: Why Paint Benches?
We found these great photos of book making workshops and mural painting at Bushrod Library back in 2010. ASI Throwback! Share the post “Bushrod Library” FacebookLinkedInPinterestTwitterEmail
ASI has been using this Coloring Sheet Handout to promote community cleanup since 2007! See photos of our Fishtown guppies cleaning up, showing pride, and showing initiative to going green! Share the … Continue reading “Make Fishtown Clean” Coloring Sheet
Since 2005, Art Sphere Inc. has been participating in programs at Fishtown Recreation Center after school, during summer school, pre-school, and day school as well as facilitating playground and park cleanups … Continue reading Painting During all Seasons!
Art Sphere Inc. helps individuals, businesses, and communities discover the potential that lies within by bringing corporations, school groups, religious groups, colleges, Boy and Girl Scout troops, government, low-income Philadelphia … Continue reading Community Service
“It was fun to work with colleagues on projects for the community.” ~Natalie~ “Introduction quite good. Very straight forward way to make a difference. With paint, the gratification is instantaneous!!!” … Continue reading ASI Corporate Retreats