Community Partnerships in the Arts
In schools, Fleisher provides arts-integrated residencies that incorporate a range of media, techniques, and technology in projects built on classroom subjects in math, science, language arts, and social studies. Teaching artists collaborate with teachers and principals to ensure creative projects complement teaching and learning in the classroom, respond to the needs and interests of students, and fit into the School District of Philadelphia’s curriculum frameworks. Teaching artists are typically in residence in schools twice weekly for 90-minute sessions over ten weeks.
Current & Recent School Partners
The Academy at Palumbo
Eliza B. Kirkbride School
John H. Taggart School
Andrew Jackson School
George W. Nebinger Elementary School
Soutwark Elementary School
Vare-Washington Elementary School
In a residency with artist Tad Sare at George Washington Elementary School, 3rd grade students learned how to usewatercolor to create tessellations inspired by the idea of visually representing sound. Salt was added to the watercolor swatches to give the effect of vibration.
In a residency at George W. Nebinger Elementary School, artist Felix
St. Fort guided 6th grade students in a mural project that celebrated the
Delaware Estuary and poetry.
To inquire about scheduling a residency in your neighborhood, Linda Fernandez, Manager of Children and Youth Programs, at 215-922-3456 ext. 348 or email@example.com.