1. List all of the potential arts connections (institutions and people) in your community. What sources might you tap in addition to the ones on your initial list?
I live in King William County, there aren’t many resources there so we would have to travel for art connections. In King William, the connections we do have are the art/music/tech teachers at the schools. Forty-five minutes away in Richmond, there are endless resources, Science museum of Virginia, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts just to name a few.
2. If you had access to an opera singer, what might you ask him or her to do in your classroom? How about a ballet dancer? A rapper? A graffiti artist? A bluegrass violinist? A potter?
I would ask each of these artists to show the class how to do one thing of their craft. I think this would open the students up to wanting to learn a new hobby and to gain some knowledge of that form of art.