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Ms. F. from Brooklyn NY is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Story-Portraits in the ZigZag School

The cost of 2 workshops for 30 students at the Brooklyn Museum and 2 Canon Powershot digital cameras is $636, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on May 6, 2007.

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PS 69 is a 5 year old building in a predominantly Asian immigrant community in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Our school is technology infused, with all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders receiving laptops to take home during the school year. There is a color printer and computer in the Art Studio. The Art Studio uses a digital camera to record the artmaking process and document finished work that is too big for student portfolios. Last spring, 5th graders created a large photo collage of our school with the camera, completing the composition with very personal self portrait collages. I propose to use additional digital cameras this year to explore narrative, looking deeper into self, family, community. The unit will develop around the classroom curriculum of memoir and will be explored in the art studio in a series of self portraits beginning with observational drawing, painting, collage and finally the photographic exploration of self. Young artists will make 2 visits to the Brooklyn Museum of Art. These visits will be planned with museum educators in an ongoing collaboration that our school began 2 years ago. By planning sequential visits, artists will explore the lives of other civilizations which match the social studies curriculum of the classroom. When students spend time studying the artifacts of other cultures, they understand the deep value of artmaking as communication. Students practice listening and talking about the art they are seeing and respond to the museum visits with extended artmaking activities back in the studio at PS 69.

Ms. F.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera • Highsmith Inc. $202.40 2 $404.80
Brooklyn Museum of Art
(Museum educator-led tour for two visits)
30 students, 4 adults $100.00

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