Teaching Artist Tuesdays

Date: Tuesdays, November 10 - December 1
Time: Varies
Location: Zoom Meeting (Advanced registration is required.)

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable and its Teaching Artist Affairs Committee seek to support Teaching Artists and arts educators as they navigate this new frontier of arts education with Teaching Artist Tuesdays.

Join us Tuesdays from November 10 thru December 1 for this four-part virtual series dedicated to addressing the realities of a shifting educational landscape and a need for workforce training for teaching artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will walk away with best practices for recording asynchronous lessons, an expanded virtual teaching literacy, a foundational understanding of grant writing and funding opportunities for freelancers, and a self-marketing toolkit.

This series is free and open to all. Advanced registration is required.

All sessions are 90 minutes.

SCHEDULE:

In this workshop, colleagues Phyllis Yao and Amanda Adams-Louis will demonstrate the workflow and procedures they use to collect, review, organize and archive media files of student work remotely. Instructors will model how they teach their students to capture, edit and submit quality photographs, graphics and videos of their artwork. Afterwards, instructors will demonstrate their process for tracking, sorting and backing up all of their students’ work and workshop documentation. The workflow, structures, processes and classroom rituals presented during this workshop enabled them to seamlessly transition their visual arts residency program from in person to remote learning in March 2020. This workshop will be a 60 minute lecture-demonstration followed by a 30 minute question & answer session.

A note to participants: If you want to sort and label student work alongside the presenters during the workshop, be sure to locate your student work media files beforehand and have them pulled up for the workshop to avoid missing parts of the presentation. As it won’t be possible to sort files from a phone or tablet and follow the presentation on Zoom, the presenters recommend attending the workshop from a computer with a high speed connection.

Presenters:

Amanda Adams-Louis, Teen Collective Program Coordinator & Lead Educator, CUE Art Foundation

Amanda Adams-Louis is a photographer, teaching artist, college counselor, and cultural producer. She earned her BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute and is an alumna of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in Studio Art. Amanda has exhibited her photo-based artwork at Union Theological Seminary, Brooklyn Museum, CCCADI, and Aljira. Her imagery has been published in MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, ARTnews, Huffington Post, and Time Out NY. Amanda has received photographic commissions from Alvin Ailey, Pepsi, Levi’s, Budweiser, and Urban World Film Festival. For over a decade, Amanda has led and developed curriculum & program design for enrichment art programs serving NYC teens. Born in the US and raised between Europe, Africa, North America, and the Caribbean, Amanda’s teaching practice is informed by her experiences abroad. In her classroom, she cultivates a dynamic artistic learning community through demonstrating vulnerability, care, and love in the classroom. Amanda builds rapport with her students by earning their trust and practicing radical honesty with them at all times.

 

 

Phyllis Yao, Teen Collective Assistant Artist Educator, CUE Art Foundation

Phyllis Yao graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting, where she was a recipient of the Florence Leif Award. Since then, she has been an artist-in-residence at Lijiang Studio in Yunnan province, China, and has exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Colorado and Rhode Island. Phyllis’ many loves include hip hop, graffiti, Chinese pop songs, and making dumplings from scratch—a result of her having grown up between New York City and Guiyang, a small developing city in China. Phyllis joined CUE in 2019 and remains in New York as an educator and practicing artist. You can find her work at phyllisyao.com.

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In this workshop, Molaundo Jones and Andre M. Zachery will present strategies and tools that artists can use to document and amplify their work. Andre will share strategies specifically designed to promote the work of practicing artists and arts educators. Molaundo will share general best practices in multimedia marketing. Participants will experience case studies that can be referenced and applied to their own promotional efforts and will walk away with a list of recommended apps and programs to make their approaches to marketing more effective and accessible.

Materials: N/A

Presenters:

Molaundo Jones, Communications & Resource Manager, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable

Molaundo is a brown-skinned man, smiling, with salt and pepper beard and bald head.

Molaundo Jones is the Communications & Resources Manager for the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable. Prior to the Roundtable, Molaundo served as Social Media Manager at Fractured Atlas and Art Services Manager at Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). In addition to doing all things digital, Molaundo has over a decade of experience as an arts educator– including work with our very own Free Arts NYC and Brooklyn Arts Council– and served as program manager of QCA’s SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence program which uses arts education to improve the quality of life of our city’s elders.
Molaundo is also founder of The Clever Agency, a content creation studio, and currently serves as Board President of Fourth Arts Block (FAB NYC), an organization committed to preserving the cultural vibrancy of the Lower East Side. A New York native, Molaundo earned an MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts and a BA in Business administration from Morehouse College.

 

 

Andre M. Zachery, Founder and Artistic Director, Renegade Performance Group

André M. Zachary is a Chicago bred and bow Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, scholar and technologist with a BFA from Ailey/Fordham University and MFA is Performance & Interactive Media Arts from CUNY/Brooklyn College. As the artistic director of Renegade Performance Group, his practice, research and community engagement artistically focuses on merging of choreography, technology and Black cultural practices through multimedia work. André is a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts Gregory Millard Fellow in Choreography and 2019 Jerome Hill Foundation Fellow in Choreography.

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In this session, participants will receive an overview of the grant writing cycle from prospecting and research to narratives and budgets to reports and outcomes, with a focus on common grants in the NYC arts education field. We will discuss best practices and helpful tips for each stage, followed by time for Q&A. If participants are currently working on or considering applying to a grant, they are welcome to bring their specific questions!

Materials: 

  • A way to take notes.
  • Presenters invite participants to bring general questions, as well as questions related to specific projects they are currently working on.

Presenters:

Zena Hinds, Freelance Grant Writer, currently working with Opening Act, Tectonic Theater Project, & STEM From Dance

Zena Hinds is a producer, fundraiser, and political junky interested in the intersection of the arts and social justice. She has previously worked with Tectonic Theater Project as Director of Development and as a Finance Assistant for local political campaigns and organizations. With a background in acting, she approaches grant writing from a storytelling perspective and is excited to share tools and tricks with the Roundtable community!

 

 

 

 

Katie Rainey, Teaching Artist & Director of the Teaching Artist Project, Community-Word Project

Katie Rainey is a Teaching Artist and Director of the Teaching Artist Project at Community-Word Project, where she trains artists to become educators. She has been a teaching artist for over 10 years, and has taught poetry, fiction, theatre, photography, English as a second language and filmmaking in various parts of the world. For the last five years, Katie has been teaching at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens, working with their 9th grade students on creative writing and using their art-making for activism. Katie is a writer and editor who has been published in numerous literary journals and has received several awards for her writing. Katie also serves on the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable Teaching Artist Affairs Committee, and was a part of the 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Emerging Leaders Boot Camp. You can see more about her here.

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Tishawn Gonsalves (Visual Artist & Teacher, Marquis Studios) and Andrew Roitstein (Director of Education, Orchestra of St. Luke’s & Bassist, Toomai Quintet) share approaches to creating personalized online content that cultivates interactive educational experiences for students—outside of “class time.” Through the lenses of both music and visual arts mediums, participants will explore strategies to: make impactful instructional videos; utilize technology while being inclusive of students with limited computer access; and track and support student participation.

Materials: TBA

Presenters:

Tishawn Gonsalves, Visual Artist & Educator

Tishawn Gonsalves is an artist and art educator. She focuses on creating multi sensory and cross-disciplinary curriculums and projects that combine art education, environmental science and cultural food politics. Utilizing a multitude of creative pedagogical methods to expose students to a variety of artistic practices and awareness of art in society. A BFA degree from Pratt Institute, she has also augmented her studies with agriculture and food justice politics and is pursuing an MA in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum Development. In addition she is an educator for With Food in Mind and Doing Art Together. Tishawn has been a Marquis Studios teaching artist since 2014, and is continually expanding her repertoire in order to teach other disciplines within the Visual Arts.

 

 

Andrew Roitstein, Director of Education, Orchestra of St. Lukes & Bassist, Toomai String Quintet

Musician and educator, Andrew Roitstein, has developed a multifaceted career producing interactive educational concerts, creating K-12 music curricula, and designing innovative music programs that have reached young people all over the world. Roitstein is Director of Education & Community Engagement at the Orchestra or St. Luke’s where he oversees the Free School Concerts series, the Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Five-Borough Chamber Music Tour. Prior to joining OSL, he was Senior Music Curriculum Specialist for Juilliard Global K-12 Programs, where he designed the conceptual framework, selected the musical repertoire, and developed resources for Juilliard Creative Classroom—an online arts education platform that is now being implemented in over forty 40 schools internationally. Roitstein is a founding member and bassist in the Toomai String Quintet, an ensemble whose interactive school concerts and workshops have been presented by institutions such as Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Midori and Friends, and Juilliard. An American of Cuban descent, he has a passion for performing and arranging Latin American music. In 2018, Toomai released “Cuerdas Cubanas,” an album featuring Roitstein’s arrangements of popular Cuban songs. He regularly performs Argentinian tango music with Grammy winners Pablo Ziegler and Hector Del Curto. Roitstein received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from The Juilliard School.

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VIDEO GALLERY:

Documenting & Archiving Student Work for the COVID-19 Era

In this workshop, colleagues Phyllis Yao and Amanda Adams-Louis will demonstrate the workflow and procedures they use to collect, review, organize and archive media files of student work remotely. Instructors will model how they teach their students to capture, edit and submit quality photographs, graphics and videos of their artwork. Afterwards, instructors will demonstrate their process for tracking, sorting and backing up all of their students’ work and workshop documentation. The workflow, structures, processes and classroom rituals presented during this workshop enabled them to seamlessly transition their visual arts residency program from in person to remote learning in March 2020. Featuring Amanda Adams-Louis & Phyllis Yao. Click here to access resources from this webinar.

Best Practices in Marketing for Artists in a Virtual World

In this workshop, Molaundo Jones and Andre M. Zachery will present strategies and tools that artists can use to document and amplify their work. Andre will share strategies specifically designed to promote the work of practicing artists and arts educators. Molaundo will share general best practices in multimedia marketing. Participants will experience case studies that can be referenced and applied to their own promotional efforts and will walk away with a list of recommended apps and programs to make their approaches to marketing more effective and accessible. Featuring Molaundo Jones and André M. Zachery. Click here to access resources from this webinar.

 

 

ACCESSIBILITY:

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is committed to providing opportunities for everyone to participate in our programming. All Teaching Artist Tuesdays sessions will include access to closed captioning in the main rooms through REV Live Captions. If you have any questions or additional needs, please contact Roundtable Programming and Membership Manager Kinsey Keck at kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org.

 

Please be advised that by registering for this event, unless we hear from you otherwise, we will include you as part of our regular mailing list. Please also be advised that the event will be recorded by the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable (NYCAIER). By enrolling for this event, you hereby give consent for NYCAIER to use your photograph or image in its print, online and video publications, and release NYCAIER and its employees from all liabilities or claims that you might assert in connection with the above-described uses.

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