March 10, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm
1. Dots! Lines! Actions!
Age Group: 1st-3rd grade
Join the Ed Portal and artist Ashleigh Bartlett for “Dots! Lines! Action!”, a creative art class for students in first through third grade.
Through painting, drawing, ripping, and cutting, participants will create an abstract collage, followed by a painting inspired by their collage. With an emphasis on color, process and materials, participants will explore playful and collaborative approaches in painting and drawing. Explore the possibilities of mark-making, abstraction, and collage to create unexpected visual outcomes.
2. Mosaic Mirror
Age Group: 3rd-5th grade
Learn how to work with mosaics and make a mirror that reflects your creative personality at the Ed Portal’s workshop, “Mosaic Mirror!” In collaboration with artist Yetti Frenkel, this hands-on arts workshop will teach third through fifth grade students about the mosaic-making process and give them the opportunity to design and decorate their own mosaic mirror.
April 7, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm
1. Mini Matinees
Age Group: 6th-8th grade
Get front row seats to the best show in town: yours!
Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an afternoon of collaboration and theater as you create your own Mini Matinee! 6th-8th grade students are invited to join us for games and ensemble-building before performing your newly created work. Students of any experience level are welcome to participate in this free workshop!
2. Treasures and Tales
Age Group: 4th-5th grade
Explore fantastic paintings and stories from folk tales and fairy tales, then imagine new ideas and endings for them!
In partnership with Courtney Lee Weida and Dr. Carlee Bradley, join the Ed Portal for Treasures and Tales! In this interactive art workshop, 4th-5th grade students will explore themes in folk tales and fairy tales, then write and illustrate accordion books with their own magical stories. They will also learn to create symbol stone paintings and decorate gems with interesting words.