Teaching Artist Residency

Provider: Ellen Goldberg Tishman- Artists in Schools/Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County

Contact: Ellen Goldberg Tishman

Starting cost per student: $18

Additional Info: $450 per class of up to 25 students for 3 consecutive once-weekly(or during a one week period) one period (approximately 50-90 minutes) class meetings. . Also included is a pre-meeting between the Teaching Artist and the classroom teacher so that the Teaching Artist can modify the Exploration as needed and if appropriate. A $20 transportation surcharge per class meeting (day) will need to be charged for schools in South County (south of Laurel Nokomis).

Max. Capacity: 25

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation?

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  No


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Attention K-12 teachers in Title 1 schools! This exploration can be funded through the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota. Click on the link to apply.



This exploration will provide a hands-on experience in the art of mosaic making through a teaching artist residency.  After a visit to Patriot Plaza (separate Exploration) where students will have viewed a large mosaic mural and spires that honor our military, students will further learn about the history and applications of mosaic with teaching artist Ellen Goldberg Tishman. (This exploration can also be used independently from a visit to Patriot Plaza).  This art form has been utilized for decorative and symbolic purposes over the centuries in many cultures and in ancient times.  It is both an art form that has survived through the centuries as well as one that is still used in modern times as a decorative and expressive art form on walls, floors, outdoors and indoors, and as architectural feature in public and private forums, etc.  Students will learn how this art form can utilize natural and man-made materials to create weather resistant and timeless art much as the materials were utilized by artisans over time.  Students will create their own designs on paper and transpose the drawings into mosaics on a board.  This experience and the product/art that results will then provide inspiration for a session that will ask students to write about their mosaic in an Artist’s Statement.


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