Through a partnership with King Middle School, and with funding from the Horizon Foundation, sixth and eighth grade King students will be working with two Side x Side teaching artists throughout their spring expeditions.
Artist/designer Laurie Downey will be working with eighth grade students as they create posters for their upcoming expedition, Truth or Consequences. Laurie will teach graphic design skills to students as they design, create and revise their work. In addition, students will develop the skills of offering and receiving critique.
Artist Catherine LaBarre will be helping sixth graders with shadow theater which will be used in a final performance for the expedition, May the Forces be With Us! In this expedition, students will explore ancient myths based on the forces of gravity, wind, heat and water. The culminating event will be the telling of these tales through shadow theater, including original music composed in music class.
Side x Side is thrilled to be working with King Middle School on these two expeditions!