Programs for All Ages

Samurai:Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

img_9461In 2013, FWISD students of all ages had a remarkable hands-on opportunity to learn about Japanese culture in Imagination Fort Worth-sponsored Kabuki Theater Master Classes at the Kimbell Art Museum. As well as touring the Samurai exhibition, students were introduced to Kabuki, traditional Japanese drama with singing and dancing that is performed in a highly stylized manner. Workshop participants dressed in colorful Kabuki costumes and learned about the movements and expressions associated with specific character types in traditional Kabuki. The grand finale was a brief “staged production” showcasing a full cast of samurai warriors, demure ladies in kimonos, a terrifying villain, and, of course, the hero who saves the day. Learn more about the program from the Kimbell.

 

 

Elementary Programs

Glen Park ARTS

FWISD’s Glen Park Elementary School undertook a unique arts integration project in the 2012-2013 school years in partnership with Imagination Fort Worth. IFW staff as well as professional artists worked with teachers and administrators to increase the use of the arts in core-subject teaching throughout the school. All of the 775 students at Glen Park had extended arts experiences in various art forms (visual arts, theater, dance, etc.) and learned to express themselves and develop their talents. As well as increasing enthusiasm for both teaching and learning at Glen Park, the program provided important data to FWISD and Imagination Fort Worth on the value of arts integration and the steps necessary to help such projects succeed. Learn more from the Glen Park Elementary Final Report.

 

Pollen: A Happy Nuisance

In this cooperation with the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Fort Worth Public Art students explored how nature and design influence each other. Students prowled the Botanic Garden examining both pollinating plants and public artworks inspired by pollinators. At the end of this remarkable integration of arts and science, learners were able to discuss how pollination shapes nature, how public art and urban design shape cities, and the economics of both pollen and public art.

 

Celebrate the Singing Cowgirl

This program focuses on the grit, glamour, garb and song of several famous Singing Cowgirls featured at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. An actual Singing Cowgirl performs during the visit, encouraging the gals and buckaroos to carry on the tradition by picking up a guitar and sharing their stories in song.

 

Quilters

In this fantastic example of kids serving kids, the Arlington Heights High School Gold Seal Theater students presented a  moving play titled Quilters to 4th grade students. The play, the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, blends a series of scenes into a rich mosaic capturing the beauty, terror and joy of frontier life. The play coincided with an examination of the Westward Movement in American culture and the challenges and opportunities experienced by pioneers. By integrating the performing arts and social studies, students had a richer experience that deepened their understanding of an important subject.

 

Welcome Back to the Fort: A Study of Community

1DM33009Join the excitement and celebrate with some of the important people from around the Fort, as they prepare for a surprise birthday party for Major Ripley Arnold on January 17, 1850! The celebration at the Fort Worth’s Historic masonic Lodge Temple encourages students to use their imaginations as they experience a rich living history that centers on the roots of our local community.

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream – Set in the Civil War

Arlington Heights High School’s Gold Seal theatre department presents William Shakespeare’s classic—with a twist. This production will be set in the American Civil War period. Older FWISD students will inspire younger FWISD students by integrating theater arts with social studies.

 

Texas Ballet Theater's The Sleeping Beauty

Students are invited to watch an in-studio showcase of Act III from The Sleeping Beauty. Retaining its storybook familiarity, this ballet tells the tale of the beautiful Princess who sleeps for 100 years after a curse by the wicked Fairy. Students will be seated only 15 feet from the fully-costumed dancers! Dancers will even participate in a Q&A with students!

 

Log Cabin Village – Meet the Pioneers

Take your students back in time! At Log Cabin Village students will learn about pioneer life with a expressly created program that ties to the bi-linguaal book “Look Inside a Log Cabin.” With this program, students will learn how families lived on the Texas Frontier through exciting living history lessons.

 

Money, Goods & Services: A Study of Commerce

A visit to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing’s Western Currency Facility ignites 3rd grade study of the free market system. Students will learn about the history of U.S. currency, including how it is produced today, in one of the largest currency printing operations in the world. U.S. paper currency is only printed in this facility in Fort Worth and in Washington D.C. With this program students study the enriching American entrepreneurial spirit and recount the history of early commerce in our country.

 

Sid Richardson Museum– An American West Art Adventure

110113 Imagination Celebration image SWRF AR 2012Explore the wild west through art! Take students on an adventure that reflects the art and reality of the American West through artist like Russell and Remington at the Sid Richardson Museum. While there, students will also receive hands on experience through an art making activity.

 

The Civil War: Battlefield Medicine, Music & the Civil War Soldier

The Texas Civil War Museum visit will focus on the advancements in medical practices during the age of the Civil War, as well as the importance of music to the soldier during this pivotal time in American history. This visit will also include a museum scavenger hunt. This museum contains the largest collection of Civil War artifacts west of the Mississippi.

 

Ballet Concerto's Holiday Special

Ballet Concerto of Fort Worth performers will frolic in the snow as they present a holiday-themed ballet and tap dance showcase. Students will experience the artistry of dance with this special presentation, complete with classic carols, shepherds and angels, a dancing snowman and concluding with a dramatic re-enactment of the Nativity.

 

Frontier Forts Days

Historical re-enactors from across Texas meet annually to share a glimpse of early life on the Texas frontier, a time when forts were first established. Students will relive the era firsthand by experiencing military demonstrations and hands-on displays, Native American tribes, vaqueros, cowboys and buffalo soldiers, enjoying the lively western music and witnessing the famed longhorn cattle drive through the Stockyards.

 

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

BUTTERFLYStudents from Trimble Tech High School’s Theatre Arts Production School (TAPS) present the play I Never Saw Another Butterfly. The play centers around a girl living in a concentration camp during the war, while trying to “create” a world with the other children that is filled with butterflies and flowers. FWISD high school students will inspire younger FWISD students by integrating theater arts with social studies.

 

Annie Oakley & the Wild West Show

AnnieOakleyThe National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance which they inspire. Students will explore exhibits that commemorate these women and their achievements, including the newest exhibit Hitting the Mark: Cowgirls and Wild West Shows, and meet holographic Annie Oakley as she discusses life as part of a traveling Wild West show.

 

Texas Ballet Theater's – Cinderella

TexasBalletTexas Ballet Theater invites students to watch an in-studio showcase of excerpts from Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella. See the storybook come to life in this enchanting race against the clock, centered around that very famous glass slipper! Students will be seated only 15 feet from the fully-costumed professional dancers, allowing them an up-close experience of this fairytale through the art of dance. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a movement session, learning a few basic ballet skills. (students will need to remove their shoes)

 

Le Theatre de Marionette– Jack and the Beanstalk

maronetteStudents will experience olde world story-telling with the magic of the lost art of marionette puppetry in an enchanting production of Jack and the Beanstalk. Le Theatre has been entertaining families for over 20 years, and will bring the fairytale of Jack and his magical beans to life with marionettes. The kids will be absolutely in awe of the Giant – a 6 foot high puppet!

 

Eco:Art– Creating Connections: Art from Nature

EcoArtKindergarteners will participate in a fun, outdoor art project using items found on a nature walk at Camp Carter, YMCA’s outdoor learning center. Get ready to get creative as kids learn about their natural environment. Students will use items from nature, including flowers, leaves and stones, in their art-making as they play and learn and create in a natural, outdoor environment.

 

Rock Springs– Botany, Math & History in the Garden

botanicgardenStudents will experience the newly opened historic Rock Springs Garden on this informative trip to the Botanic Garden! During their visit, students will embark on a botanical tour, learning about native plants and pollinators, engage in measurement and math activities in the garden and learn about the early history of Fort Worth through historical reenactments of E. S. Terrell and Mary Daggett Lake.

 

 

 

Middle School Programs

The Trinity – Then & Now

This unique, two-part experience incorporating art and science will teach students about the importance of water and the Trinity River, which runs through Fort Worth.

Part One:

Stream TrailerTeaching the basics of water quality and the components of healthy aquatic ecosystems, students will travel to a location in the Trinity River Basin locally to sample water quality and riparian parameters, conduct analysis, perform chemical experiments, and record data for later comparison and analysis. Students will rotate through five stations while in the field for a hands-on investigation day:

 

  1. Riparian/Rainfall Simulator – Students will learn what a riparian area is and will participate in a hands-on demonstration using a rainfall simulator to increase the students understanding of ground water and run-off water.
  2. Students will collect and identify macro-invertebrates to determine water quality based on the organisms found.
  3. Students will test water samples from the Trinity River to measure pH, dissolved oxygen, and ammonia levels and determine the water quality.
  4. Students will participate in an activity called the water cycle boogie, creating a water cycle bracelet engaging students in a fun way to learn the steps of the water cycle.
  5. Students will visit the Ripley Arnold statue on the bank of the Trinity River and learn how Fort Worth was founded on the site because of the river and its resources.

Part Two:

On a separate trip, students will experience the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for a photographic exhibit of current life on the Trinity River in Fort Worth and a painting and drawing exhibit featuring iconic river images. The students will also be engaged in creating their own art piece during this experience.
Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River is a dynamic exhibition featuring sixteen iconic river paintings and fifty drawings. It reveals for the first time how George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) created his art and artistic persona at a time when American painting, like the country, was dramatically shifting. Bingham’s work generally relates to life and commerce along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Then and now our nation’s waterways—how they are used, controlled, and the lives of the people closest to them—remain a current and important issue.

Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans: In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s 19th century work.

 

Vaquero Tales

To celebrate Hispanic American Heritage Month, students will explore the history and culture of the Vaqueros or Mexican cowboys. Students will experience a tour of library resources at the Central Library, vaquero-based trivia, a proctored tour of specialized photographs and artifacts, and a special character presentation focused on the allure and the contributions of the Vaqueros to Texas and its rich history. This will be followed by a trip to the “Vaquero” statue on the Northside, honoring our state’s history, conducted by Fort Worth Public Art.

 

Ballet Frontier's The Nutcracker

Music, dance, and culture are tied together in one experience, offering students an opportunity to see a professional ballet, primarily featuring youth dancers. This show will be an abridged version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (Act II), created especially for younger audiences. Students will be able to appreciate classical music as well as the world cultures featured in this ballet.

 

The Life & Death of a Texas Bobwhite Quail

A two-part experiential learning opportunity: part one at Bear Creek Ranch, a working Texas ranch that is the natural habitat for Bobwhite quail and practices sustainable ranch practices for land and water conservation, one of four ranches operated by the Dixon Water Foundation (DWF); and part two back in the students’ classroom.

 

  • Part 1) Students will get to see live male and female quail, as well as perform a quail necropsy. They will also emulate the daily life of a quail…exploring its habitat, hunting for food, trying to avoid predators and living in a nest. Students will then perform a Quail CSI – investigating multiple clues to determine what or who destroyed the bobwhite quail’s nest.
  • Part 2) An in-class experience applying what students learned about adaptation and predation during their visit to Bear Creek Ranch, students will create their own unique species of bird, based on chosen adaptations and biome.

 

Reflections of a Community, a State, and a Nation

As students experience this program at the Amon Carter Museum, they will make connections with themes that unite us all, whether you live in the tiniest rural community or the largest urban metropolis. Students will experience a truly unique art-form as they wind their way through the folk art exhibit Self-Taught Geniuses. They will explore, through observation, writing and sketching, the “self-taught” artist as an adaptable and enduring phenomenon with deep and powerful implications that have changed over time. More than 100 works of art are on view in this groundbreaking exhibition that highlights the roles of folk and self-taught artists as figures who are essential to the shared history of America and whose contributions to the national conversation are paramount.

 

Future Makers at the Kimbell Art Museum

Students will participate in an interactive docent-guided tour of the Kimbell Art Museum’s permanent collection, and then meet with a member of the staff to learn about some of the “behind-the-scenes” responsibilities of the Museum professional. Departments represented will include curatorial, operations, membership, visitor services, education and the museum shop.

 

Writing to Look Repeat Museum Visits

This on-going program will be facilitated in conjunction with the FWISD Art Department. Please contact Beverly Fletcher’s office for more information on visiting area museums.

 

Drawing with a Lost Genius: Castiglione

Participating high school students will have a docent-led tour of the special exhibition Castiglione: Lost Genius. Masterworks on Paper from the Royal Collection. Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione was arguably the most innovative and technically brilliant Italian draftsman of his time. The exhibit aims to reinstate the 17th-century master as one of the greatest graphic artists of the Baroque. After the tour, a teaching artist will introduce students to a subtractive method of drawing. Each student will complete a drawing inspired by the works of Castiglione, using this charcoal drawing method.

 

Photography in Flight

This unique 2-part program will feature an in-classroom visit from aviation photographers to discuss photography basics, followed by a visit to the Fort Worth Aviation Museum for a more in-depth discussion on aviation photography, combined with the opportunity for students to photograph at the Aviation Petting Zoo on the museum grounds. This program will culminate in an exhibition of student work with recognition and prizes.

 

JFK: History in Art

Step back in time to the era of John F. Kennedy’s presidency during this experience at the Fort Worth Central Library. Students will learn about the birth of an opera, from commissioning, to costume design, to set design… all the way to its’ debut, as they explore the history of the turbulent 1960’s. Students will also hear excerpts from the world premiere of Fort Worth Opera’s JFK, an intimate portrait of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on the eve of the President’s fateful trip to Dallas, set in downtown Fort Worth’s historic Hotel Texas.

 

The Barber of Seville… in Texas (bi-lingual)

It’s love at first sight for Rosina and Almaviva, but there’s one very big tangle: she speaks only Spanish while he speaks only English. Worse yet, her Aunt Bartolo is plotting to marry her off to one of her old, old, old cronies in a day or two. There’s just one man who can unsnarl this mess…And presto! Here’s Figaro, Seville’s most important man-about-town. (Just ask him; he’ll tell you so himself, in one of opera’s most famous arias!) Proving that even love sometimes requires a little translation, the bilingual barber uses his razor-sharp wit to cut through the confusion, tying up all the matrimonial loose ends in a delightful blend of zany comedy and effervescent music. Students will get to experience this bi-lingual opera at the historic Rose Marine Theater on Fort Worth’s Northside.

 

AIA Architecture Program

IFW and the American Institute of Architects-Fort Worth have partnered together for this school year to bring architects into the classroom for the Advanced Architecture Class taught at South Hills High School. Once a month, architects from the AIA will come to visit the class and give a short presentation on a theme that coordinates with their current classwork. Then students will split up into groups with the architects and have a work session to work on the program project. Project motto: “Art, Technical, and Empathy.” Goal: Design an ADA accessible “folly” for special needs students to be built on a FWISD playground. Approximately 20 students from South Hills High School’s Advanced Architecture class broken up into groups of five, led by AIA|FW architects, will each design a folly over the 2014-2015 school year. One design will be selected to be built. If fundraising goals can be met, the winning design will be built on the campus of a FWISD school in the fall of 2015.

 

The Faces of Impression

Students will receive a docent-guided tour of this exhibit featuring portraits from the Musée d’Orsay Paris at the Kimbell Art Museum. In an interactive workshop, students will then explore the evolving music and dance of the Impressionist period with a teaching artist, and how these art forms were changing in many of the same ways as the visual art world.

 

Statewide Special Weekend for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

mattdiagleworkshopInitiated in 1990, this program brings more than 500 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, their teachers and support staff, from communities across Texas, to Fort Worth each year. Students experience two days of performances, workshops and events by visual and performing artists who are deaf and have achieved major recognition for their talent in a hearing world. This award-winning program is as important socially and culturally as it is academically. Students who aren’t normally around many others who are deaf in their everyday lives have a chance to meet other deaf students, form new and lasting friendships, and interact with professional role models who want to encourage them to dream and achieve. This program is credited for connecting learning through the arts to students who rarely receive such experiences and expanding these students’ horizons and opening their minds to a world of possibilities never before imagined.

 

District-Wide Programs

Crayola Dream-Makers Competition

1DM31685This program focuses on imagination and the visual arts as a core element of learning, creative development and critical thinking skills. This program is connected to integrated learning in the classroom in the arts, humanities, sciences and literacy. Students create art based on the annual theme and each student creates a “Dream Statement” expressing the story of their art. Each school selects “honorees” to participate in the citywide Dream-Makers exhibition and awards ceremony. A special reception and exhibition of student work is held in the spring of each year at a community cultural institution. This program is open to all students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

 

Imagination Fort Worth Logo Competition

Students submit logo designs each year based on the annual Imagination Fort Worth theme. Thousands of students throughout FWISD participate each year and entries are judged by a panel of professional artists. Over 200 selected honoree artists and wining designers are recognized with an art exhibition and reception at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden in their honor in November. The winning design appears on the official annual Imagination Fort Worth t-shirt. Cash prizes are awarded to winning logo competition students and all student honorees receive a t-shirt as a gift. This program is open to all students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Past themes have included:

  • Uniting Arts & Minds
  • Out of the Box

 

Invention Convention

This program is a celebration of creativity and imagination. An IFW program since 1988, thousands of young inventors participate each year. Involvement in the program heightens students’ awareness and concern about their environment and their future as they utilize problem-solving skills to develop products that will make the world a better place. Winning inventions are displayed and student inventors are honored at a special reception in December. Awards have included cash prizes, and will be awarded to the invention that best integrates the arts with science. This program is open to all FWISD students Kindergarten through 7th grade. Past Invention Conventions awards included:

  • The DaVinci Award
  • Art-Minded Scientist and Science-Minded Artist Awards

 

Day in the District

On September 27, 2014, ICFW will present free performances of the Twice Upon a Time Storytellers at Log Cabin Village, where admission will also be free. Everyone is invited to the celebrated Fort Worth Cultural District to enjoy free admission to a variety of art and cultural exhibitions, family-friendly activities and live performances by some of Fort Worth’s favorite arts groups at the annual Day in the District. All ages welcome.

 

Imagination Vegetable Garden

Open to two FWISD schools per year, this is a joint ICFW/Fort Worth Botanic Garden program offering a hands-on learning experience for fourth grade students. It offers 6 bi-weekly gardening sessions with master gardeners, from seed planting and care through harvest. Students learn about plant growth cycles, decomposition and soil cycles through composting, and observe the effects of environmental factors, weather and insects on the garden. This program is open to 4th Grade students.

 

Academy 4

Academy 4 is a non-profit organization founded to build esteem and vision in economically disadvantaged 4th grade students. “Shaping LEADERS 4 Life,” they do this through clubs, assemblies, and mentoring relationships. The organization began serving in the Fall of 2012 and is currently serving in 2 schools in the urban core of FWISD. ICFW partners with them by providing teaching artists at both schools to enhance the club experience for these students. This program is open to 4th grade students.

 

Tanglewood Fine Arts Day

Tanglewood Fine Arts Day is an annual full-day arts experience for all the students at Tanglewood elementary school. Students rotate through different instrumental music, performing, culinary, visual and fine arts classes and get hands-on arts-integrated experiences. ICFW provides teaching artists for this event. This program is open to elementary students.

 

Young Artist Apprenticeship

10675730_819365524767169_4174258392938093940_n[1]This unique program offers advanced art students with opportunities to work with professional artists using special types of processes and media. Approximately 20 students are selected through a nomination and application process, and those selected will receive a portfolio. Supplies will be provided. YAA provides focus for advanced art students to develop their professional art portfolio. Students meet for three hour weekly sessions on Sunday afternoons, and will also attend trips to local museums, artist studios and Dallas museums to enhance the art experience. This program is open to high school students.

 

 

In-School Programs

In-school programs will be available free of charge for schools in the fall and spring for grades Kindergarten – 12th. Be sure to check that you are interested in these in-school programs on your response form or contact Susie Hyman, Program Manager, for more information and dates at shyman@icfw.org.

 

Classic Guitar Society

Choose from a variety of programs for your school led by Christopher McGuire, Artistic Director of Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society. Past programs have included:

  • Texas Musical Tapestry:
    This program traces the influences various groups have brought to Texas over a period of 500 years and the influence Texas musicians are now having on the rest of the world. The historical and geographically rich script was co-written by Madeline Myers and Christopher McGuire. Performers in the program are NEA National Heritage Fellowship Honoree, Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancelor; Winfield Banjo Champion, Gerald Jones; jazz and classical bassist George Anderson and FWCGS Artistic Director, Christopher McGuire.
  • Career Day & Imagination Game:
    Christopher McGuire will inspire your students with stories of his childhood and how he came to realize he could do, “pretty much anything I saw another human doing as long as I was willing to practice.” Rather than merely showing students how they might become musicians, he shows them how, in our country, they can become anything they are willing to work for. He explains to them, “You are here in school to practice becoming the best you that you can be.” McGuire also includes his now famous group chant: “I’m exercising my brain – To have more FREEDOM!” It’s a celebration of the limitless possibilities of growing up and being educated in the United States of America. This show is appropriate for large assemblies or smaller settings. These shows may be arranged as a “Day Residency.” The artist can perform up to 5 shows in one day at your school or 2 to 3 shows at your school.

 

Texas Musical Tapestry

This program traces the influences various groups have brought to Texas over a period of 500 years and the influence Texas musicians are now having on the rest of the world. The historical and geographically rich script was co-written by Madeline Myers and Christopher McGuire. Performers in the program are NEA National Heritage Fellowship Honoree, Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancelor; Winfield Banjo Champion, Gerald Jones; jazz and classical bassist George Anderson and FWCGS Artistic Director, Christopher McGuire.

 

Career Day & Imagination Game

Christopher McGuire will inspire your students with stories of his childhood and how he came to realize he could do, “pretty much anything I saw another human doing as long as I was willing to practice.” Rather than merely showing students how they might become musicians, he shows them how, in our country, they can become anything they are willing to work for. He explains to them, “You are here in school to practice becoming the best you that you can be.” McGuire also includes his now famous group chant: “I’m exercising my brain – To have more FREEDOM!” It’s a celebration of the limitless possibilities of growing up and being educated in the United States of America. This show is appropriate for large assemblies or smaller settings. These shows may be arranged as a “Day Residency.” The artist can perform up to 5 shows in one day at your school or 2 to 3 shows at your school.

 

Storybook PAL (Partners in Arts & Literacy)

Pre-K children at FWISD’s M. G. Ellis Primary School will experience the wonder of a book through music, song and movement activities. Each six-weeks, a new book will be presented by Mrs. Dipsworth, a delightful fairy godmother. Following the interactive reading of the story, an artist will engage the children to help them grasp the new vocabulary from the book and learn through an exciting new art form each six-weeks: song, dance, theater, drumming, visual art & puppets! Storybook PAL is integrated with curriculum, and techer training is also provided, as an integral part of the program. Parent resources will also be provided, giving examples of ways for caregivers to engage with their children in fun activities, using everyday items found around the home.

 

Imagination Vegetable Garden

Open to two FWISD schools per year, this is a joint IFW/Fort Worth Botanic Garden program offering a hands-on learning experience for fourth grade students. It offers 6 bi-weekly gardening sessions with master gardeners, from seed planting and care through harvest. Students learn about plant growth cycles, decomposition, and soil cycles through composting and observe the effects of environmental factors, weather and insects on the garden. 4th Grade

 

Academy 4

Academy 4 is a non-profit organization founded to build esteem and vision in economically disadvantaged 4th grade students. “Shaping LEADERS 4 Life,” they do this through clubs, assemblies, and mentoring relationships. This organization began serving in the Fall of 2012 and is currently serving in 3 schools in the urban core of FWISD. IFW partners with them by providing teaching artists to enhance the club experience for these students. 4th Grade

 

Tanglewood Fine Arts Day

Tanglewood Fine Arts Day is an annual full-day arts experience for all the students at Tanglewood Elementary School. Students rotate through different instrumental music, performing, culinary, visual and fine arts classes and get hands-on, arts-integrated experiences. IFW provides teaching artists for this event. Elementary

 

The Art of Robotics

The Art of Robotics is a STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) that enables students to design and build programmable robots to create works of art using motors, sensors, gears, wheels and axles, and other technical components. Students, working cooperatively in pairs, are encouraged to brainstorm in order to find creative solutions to problems and then develop them through a process of selecting, building, testing and evaluating. This is a multiple-session program that will take place at the Fort Worth Central Library. Middle School

 

Young Artist Apprenticeship

This unique program offers advanced art students with opportunities to work with professional artists using special types of processes and media. Approximately 20 students are selected through a nomination and application process. YAA provides focus for advanced art students to develop their professional art portfolio, meeting for three hour weekly sessions on Sunday afternoons, and they will also visit local museums and artist studios and have guest artist workshops to enhance their art experience. High School