Research informs us that the benefits of quality arts learning are more relevant than ever to the development of the whole child and the competencies of the heart, soul and mind they need to thrive.
The School of Arts and Culture seeks teaching artists who value the empowerment of youth and community in the arts learning experiences they offer. They will have a proven track record of building rapport with youth, creating community in the classroom, and offering mentorship as a positive role model. The learning spaces they create will be safe and nurturing yet challenging enough to bring out the best in their students… and have fun in the process!
SAC classes will provide opportunities for children, youth and community members to:
- develop skills in the arts and art making;
- make connections to history and culture;
- cultivate a language-rich environment.
Youth leadership development is fostered through peer/ensemble teaching and learning, where the student encounters powerful opportunities to develop her own voice within a group.
All proposed classes will be evaluated according to the degree to which they offer arts learning experiences that achieve:
ARTS CONTENT RIGOR: The proposed class will develop students’ skills in artistic perception, creative expression, and/or aesthetic valuing, including discipline terms and vocabulary;
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT RIGOR: The proposed class will feature structures that support peer/ensemble teaching and learning, the development of student voice, studio habits of mind, collaboration, communication, openness and a healthy curiosity about differentness;
CULTURAL CONNECTIONS RIGOR: The proposed class will include meaningful connections to the history, language and root forms of Mexico, Latin America, and/or the African diaspora throughout Latin America.
The School of Arts and Culture strives to be responsive to the needs and interests of the community; consideration is given to market demand.
For additional information, please contact Lilia Aguero, Director of Education at Lilia@schoolofartsandculture.org or (408)794-6243.