Extended School Partnership (ESP) Showcase > Knox Middle School and High Tech Media Arts

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

The Extended School Partnership (ESP) program invites teachers and students to consider the Museum as extension of their classroom by integrating the arts into core curriculum studies. Each school and cohort of teachers works together with our Museum educators to develop a curriculum that uses contemporary art and the exhibitions on view as a catalyst for both creative thinking and making.

Through the Learning Through the Arts Title I initiative, teaching artists and educators at MCASD collaborated with Knox Middle School history teachers to develop and co-teach weekly lessons that allowed students to explore historical content through the process of creating art and learning about contemporary practices and materials. Fine arts students in the 8th grade class at High Tech Media Arts studied the implementation of principles of design and various elements of art within conceptual art as they created portraits of their heroes.