Photo of the Week – March 11, 2011

Urban Arts Partnership Administrative Staff and Teaching Artists

Last Saturday, Urban Arts Partnership held our annual Spring Retreat for our teaching artist staff at New Design High School on the Lower East Side. It was an inspiring day that brought together over 60 talented artists teaching a wide range of art forms through UAP programs every day around the city. The programming staff led the group as we explored issues ranging from strategies for engaging challenging students, developing portfolios of student work, project planning and management, communication in the classroom and reflecting on student work. This hard work and reflection will bring about a strong finish to the school year.

We closed the all-day event with an awe-inspiring Artist Share. While we often see the fruits of the labor of our teaching artists through incredible student work, it’s a rare treat to see their own personal projects and performances.