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Art 120

Contact Name: Kathryn Warren

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Phone: (423) 708-2120

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Art 120, is a 501(c)3 arts organization, founded six years ago to provide art programs for youth who lack of art in their schools. Since then, we have developed several year round programs that serve students in and out of schools including:

Urban Art Bike Program – Students will broaden their artistic access, deepen learning as they integrate welding and proper tool use among other educational disciplines into their art including; science, math, physics, and engineering. Art cars allow artists and students to transform an ordinary object into an artistically expressive piece yielding, an avant-garde style artwork attached to a commercial item, like a bicycle, encouraging the students to re-evaluate how they interpret and analyze ideas, objects, experiences, and people.

Digital Literacy – Youth create original works of art and produce a photo exhibition of their work utilizing our Digital Literacy program. Each student will learn about photo history, fine art photographers, and creative techniques while exploring a variety of photographic themes. Students will also learn how to edit images and incorporate their own vector-based artwork using professional software. This project will end with a student exhibit.

ArtCarAVan – This program engages artists from a variety of cultures and mediums. By extending art to the under-served children in Title 1 elementary schools it acts as a catalyst to engage and inspire creativity. Art 120 mobilizes two artists to work in each school for a day. With works of art displayed at their school, curious students are encouraged to open up, touch the art and ask questions. Artists discuss the mediums used, and share what motivated them create art. Students are encouraged to value their own creativity. Teachers have the opportunity to integrate the activity in with their own curriculum through creative writing, drawing, poster making, and math.

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Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Urban Art Bike

Program Type: Arts Curriculum

Program Description:

Create and build fully functional kinetic sculptures, termed “Art Cars.” Students will broaden their artistic access, deepen learning as they integrate other educational disciplines into their art including; science, math, physics, and engineering. Art cars allow artists and students to transform an ordinary object into an artistically expressive piece yielding, an avant-garde style artwork attached to a commercial item, like a bicycle, encouraging the students to re-evaluate how they interpret and analyze ideas, objects, experiences, and people. Our mobile welding class will come to your school or organization. Students need forty hours to complete the class. All materials, tools, and supplies are included.

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Program Title: Digital Literacy

Program Type: Arts Curriculum

Program Description:

Youth create original works of art and produce a photo exhibition of their work utilizing our Digital Literacy program. Each student will learn about photo history, fine art photographers, and creative techniques while exploring a variety of photographic themes. Students will also learn how to edit their images and incorporate their own vector-based artwork using professional software. This project will end with an opening reception and exhibit for the public to attend. This program involves 16 hours of instruction time with about twenty students to one teaching artist.

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Program Title: ArtCarAVan

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

The Art Caravan program is an annual event that connects students to artists from a variety of cultures and mediums. By extending art to Primary grade learners (especially Title 1 elementary schools that do not have an art program), it acts as a catalyst to transformation and inspire creativity. Art 120 mobilizes two artists to work in each elementary school for the day. Students get to meet the artists and see their work art up close. With works of art displayed in the school environment, curious students are encouraged to open up, touch the art (when possible), and ask questions. Artists talk about the mediums used, and share what motivated them create their artwork. Artists encourage students to value their own creativity. Teachers at these schools have the opportunity to integrate the activity in with their own curriculum through creative writing, drawing, poster making, and math. This event occurs annually on the last Friday in April of every year. Schools with art programs and ability are encouraged to sponsor a school without art by purchasing an extra ticket per student. Sponsor schools are recognized on all materials and at our art car weekend in April.

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