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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

GRFA at French Quarter Fest

(UPDATE: Video recap of the event now online!!)

In 2013 - French Quarter Festival celebrates its 30th Anniversary in New Orleans!  Chevron is the fest's title sponsor we have partnered with them to help introduce a new STEM Zone (STEM: science, technology engineering and math initiative), a unique and interactive environment built to inspire students to inquire and foster a passion around the science, technology, engineering and math in every arena, including arts and culture! 

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Chevron Children’s Headquarters on the Natchez Wharf (Toulouse Street at the River) 

GRFA has designed three take-away activities in order to incorporate visual art standards and STEM.  It will take each student 30 minutes to complete all 3 projects.  

Activity 1: Blue Dog Geometric Shape Collage

Students will identify and use shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, etc) to create a Blue Dog collage.

Activity 2: Life Cycle of a Butterfly 

Students will begin by sectioning cardboard circle in 1/4.  Each ¼ will represent a different stage in a butterfly’s life cycle.  Students will cut out labels for each stage and be challenged to draw a picture that will represent that stage.  They will then glue each label and picture in each ¼.

Activity 3: Exploring Symmetry through a Butterfly Sculpture

Students will demonstrate their knowledge of symmetry by creating three-dimensional butterflies using Model Magic.

We are very excited to be working with Chevron for the French Quarter Fest this year!  These activities give just a glimpse of what arts-integrated lessons can look like to help students better understand traditional subjects.  Plus, our entire area will be decorated with Blue Dog and Butterfly artwork by George Rodrigue!  We hope you can join us!

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