Workshop Curriculum Connections

Language Arts:

Students utilize effective listening to learn, process, and analyze the procedures, instructions and information.   Oral language skills are sharpened as students give and seek information in conversations and in group discussions during the workshop. Students can describe the workshop and/or the mobile created in descriptive writings, in poems, in oral presentations or in school publications. Connections can be encouraged between the mobile and other things that have many parts working together to make a whole.

Math and Science:

The workshop provides students with a hands-on understanding of many abstract notions.   To explore balance, students are able to use the concepts of greater than/lesser than, probability and comparing and contrasting weight.   The selection of appropriate materials encourages both mathematical and analytical thinking.   The mobile making teaches calculation skills and introduces concepts of physics.

Visual Art:

Students will increase their visual literacy and art vocabulary by using pattern, color, rhythm, symmetry and asymmetry, positive and negative space, spatial relationships (overlapping, size, proportion and placement), organic and geometric space. Working abstractly allows students to compare abstract and realistic works of art.   Mobile Gallery participants gain an understanding of the role of public art.