Arts Education Upclose with Marcie Wolf-Hubbard

Over the next few weeks, 950 students in six Title 1 elementary schools here in Montgomery County will experience the magic and fun of art—visual arts, dance, music, theater and storytelling, to be precise.  It’s all part of the Summer ELO-CARE program offered to select students in Montgomery County Pubic Schools.  This is the ninth year that AHCMC has had the privilege to work with MCPS on this very worthy program. Over the next few weeks,  we’ll be bringing you reports from the teaching artists who are make this program happen.  ELO-CARE is made possible by a grant from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and the Maryland State Department of Education.
Week 1: July 5 – July 8, 2011

Marcie Wolf-Hubbard, Visual Artist
All is going well with my three little Bears—Koalas, Pandas, and Teddys at Broad Acres. I have three groups of about 15 students – all rising K-1st graders. I’m impressed that a lot of the students in my classes already know how to read. Good work Broad Acres teachers, parents and kids!
I have also been working with two great middleschoolers as volunteers which has been a big help with preparation, and having extra hands to assist the Bears.
We made marbleized paper and then created name tent cards on Tuesday. Wednesday, we listened to a story and started a rough sketch to illustrate a scene from the story using setting and characters. The kids really enjoyed the stories and are anxious to start work even though most of them aren’t familiar with making collage illustrations using handmade and marbleized papers. We’ll work more on that on Friday.
It’s nice to see some of the older students I taught last summer.
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
The Shiny Shell, a children’s adventure book about a boy and a dolphin on a mission to save the oceans. D.Hubbard/M. Wolf-Hubbard