Here’s Tuesdays update! So far the students have-
-Listened to Miles Davis to start the week, using his music as inspiration for writing and visual art. Local writer and educator Jason Hampton led the students through some of the basic tenets of jazz music. There will be much more to come from this particular workshop.
-also, artist Heather Muntzer led the students through a visual arts project, combining jazz and speed drawing.
Last week at Big Class was also incredible!
-On Tuesday, three of our new students participated in a poetry discussion, asking questions about the poetry and practicing how to think theoretically.
-Big Class had a group of visiting travelers on Wednesday. They came from San Jose, California, and they sat with the students discussing different types of food! Thanks again, folks, for stopping through.
Big Class has kicked into high gear! This week we:
-Have started our food writing and newspaper workshops. Students have tasted broccoli raab, pancetta, and kale (on pizza), reported happenings on St. Claude Avenue and in the Antenna Gallery, made collages with the help of Kolaj Magazine, explored different kinds of food writing, and learned how to keep a journal to lead to larger pieces of writing.
-Started receiving INCREDIBLE art for Big Class No. 4, a book of fairy tales by ARISE Academy students, paired with partially colored illustrations.
-Continued our after school fantastical dirt bike project at Akili and our in-school magazine project at Dibert.
Thanks to all the writers, reporters, parents, and volunteers who made it happen. And join us this Sunday for our first drop-in workshop, a writing and music workshop with Icelandic musician Kria Brekkan, to explore what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. Open to girls ages 8-14.
Two years and a few months after we started this little blog for our 1st grade class, Big Class is now a place. We open the doors of our writing and publishing center (3718 St. Claude) at 4 today for our jazz workshop. Thanks to everyone who has made this possible.
Today: stop by Big Class HQ (3718 Saint Claude) between 11-4 to sign up your kids for our dynamic, creative after school programs and to learn more about Big Class. Volunteers: we will be holding an information session and training from 12-2. Hot dogs will be served. Come on by!