Everything listed under: Maker Ed

  • Stage Genies at Picnic in the Passageways on 5.19.17!

    Come be serenaded by Dan Mailman, the Studio MindStride Stage Genies extraordinaire at Picnic in the Passageways on May 19, 2017! Find out more about our collaborative Passageways project with Stage Genies, where we partnered with the Stargaze installation, River City Company, the HIVE, Gigabit Mozilla Learning, and the Mozilla Foundation to bring musical computer programming opportunities to students in Chattanooga, TN. Special thanks to our partners and volunteers who help make this artistic endeavor successful! If you'd like to take a class with or teach tech with Dan, please email edu@art120.org! P.S. Here's a map of the Passageways exhibits (#4 is great)!


  • Art 120 Seeking SPONSORS for Paid STEP-UP Internships for Students in Summer 2017!

    Public Education Foundation's STEP-UP Program is providing local Hamilton County students with an opportunity to work with the Art 120 team as PAID interns for the Summer of 2017!

    STUDENTS: A personal essay describing the applicant's reason for applying and eligibility, a professional looking photograph of the applicant, and time to complete the application online in one sitting will be necessary in a successful application submission. Students must have their application submitted BEFORE 5:00pm on February 21, 2017.

    SPONSORS: Email edu@art120.org for details on the application or sponsorship process. We look forward to working with you! JUST $800.00 GETS A STUDENT THE MINIMUM SPONSORSHIP NEEDED FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE EMPLOYED EXPERIENCE! This is the Sponsorship Information Letter: Art120STEPUPStudentSupportLetter.pdf

    Summer 2017 Job Descriptions (positions available if Art 120 *Sponsored/Invested In)

    • Project Manager: The intern’s duties will include volunteer recruitment and management, task timeline and delegation, and collecting, analyzing, and presenting program data outcomes.
    • Networking and Marketing Manager: The intern will determine organizational partnerships that will benefit the programs and Art 120’s opportunities. They will inform social media marketing and newsletter outline that will help appeal to donors, volunteers, and community members.
    • Curriculum Consultant: The intern will help the Art 120 team with teaching, improving, and tracking summer curriculum, as well as developing Fall 2017 programs based on their research.
    • Artisan Assistant: The intern will perform tasks applicable to the artistic workshops that will be taking place in the Summer of 2017, from assisting professional artisans in creating and maintaining artwork, to facilitating maker education and professional development workshops.
    • STE(A)M Education Assistant: The intern will perform tasks that will result in their understanding of basic computer science principles and Raspberry Python coding language, as well as a role in the research and development of STE(A)M-based learning program initiatives.

    *Internship Duration: May 25 to August 5, 2017*

    Art120STEPUPStudentJobDescriptions.pdf

    STEPUPbrochure.pdf

    STEPUPTimeline.pdf

    STEPUPInternship.pdf

  • Art Cars are Coming! 4.27.17 - 4.30.17

    While a fire may slow us down, it will not keep us from bringing art to the schools who need it most. Hold onto your hat, Art 120's 2017 Scenic City Art Car Weekend is April 28-30th, complete with a children's mini art car parade. 

    Help us make this extra special for the students of Hamilton County and Chattanooga by sponsoring a child for as little as $5. Click here and make a difference today!

    Art Car Weekend Public Schedule 

    Art Car Breakfast and Art-Car-A-Van to schools (Fri, Apr. 28, starting 7:30am, The Camp House)

    Art Car Tailgate Party and Art Show and STE(A)M Educators Workshop (Saturday, Apr. 29, 9am-5pm at the Tennessee Aquarium Park)

    Illuminated Art Cruise to The Pool (Saturday, Apr. 29, 8pm-10pm at East Lake Park)

    Potluck Breakfast and morning sendoff (Sunday, Apr. 30, 10am-noon at the Montague Sculpture Fields

    "Arthur Zarr's Amazing Art Car" Book-signing at Hamilton Place Barnes & Noble (Sunday, Apr. 30, 2-4pm)

    STEM Jubilee at TN Riverpark (Sunday, Apr. 30, noon-4pm)

  • MLK Day of Service - Chattanooga, TN (1.16.17)

    We had amazing MLK Day of Service volunteers help the Art 120 team recover and clean items from the 2016 Thanksgiving Day Fire that sadly destroyed our Southside facilities. With support from our community, we're re-building! 

    For now, we have several temporary homes, one of which is at our partner's property, The Howard School, who has given us office space in an extra gym. A week before the MLK Day of Service, Art 120 and volunteers helped a local, Deshel Hambrick, and owner of 4Ever Young, move out of a space she used to manage and sell her clothing and toy inventory, into a new space off-site. Volunteers from P52, Covenant College's Launch Program, Unum, and even the Mayor's office, came out to support us and our fight to continue to provide arts education and STE(A)M opportunities to Chattanooga!


  • Painting With A Twist's #PaintingWithAPurpose Fundraiser for Art 120 on January 14, 2017!

    With YOUR help we raised $500+ at this event! These participants painted away the afternoon with generous and sparkling smiles!

    Our friends at Painting With A Twist (PWAT) graciously offered to host a #PaintingWithAPurpose class benefiting our programs, after our Education Coordinator, Hannah Hahn, who also works at Painting With A Twist (PWAT) part time, told them about the fire that destroyed Art 120's facilities on Thanksgiving Day, 2016. On January 14th, the 3 hour class featured the painting pictured here, with a wintery twist on Vincent Van Gogh's famous style. So "Gogh" to their PWAT studio with a friend or your family and have a great time tapping into your creative side!

    We also have some gift certificates valued at $35.00, and if you want extra art to hang in your home, and you can choose from paintings donated by PWAT's owners! You can email edu@art120.org if you are interested in a gift certificate purchase or a particular piece of PWAT artwork benefiting Art 120 (the paintings' images can be found here). THANK YOU to Painting With A Twist - Chattanooga, TN

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  • ART 120'S FIRST ANNUAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS MERCADO!

    If you didn't stop by 1511 Williams Street on October 29th for some festival fun, you missed out, my friend! We teamed up with Culture Philanthropy, local artists, musicians, storytellers, craftspeople, makers, and vendors to provide a unique learning experience to support Chattanooga’s Latino and maker community! We also hosted a community altar build, with items like candles, flowers, and figurines decorating it to honor community members' loved ones! Visit our gallery to check it out!

    We are held an Art Exhibition and Supplies Drive for our friends and neighbors, The Howard School! ELLA Chattanooga, Unifi-Ed, the HART Gallery, the Hunter Museum, Red Bank High School's Spanish Club, La Paz, Bess T. Sheperd, California Smothered Burrito, and Ayelet's Mexican Syles also joined us! Artists Jason Doan, Christina Thongnopnua, Hannah Alysse Hahn, Paul McRae, WriteSpeakSee's Tracy Tanner, East Hamilton's Doug Boals, and Cassie Joy Terpening, exhibited and sold their artwork, and if you'd like to view or purchase their work and contact them, click their names to follow a link for their information.

    Visit our Facebook event page and Eventbrite to learn more! Look for Art 120 in Nooga.com's 2016 Halloween Event Guide!

    We wish you all the best and look forward to educating and engaging Chattanooga, together!


  • Python, Ballet, Mozilla, and Pi - Oh My!

    What do you get when you cross the gig with The Chattanooga Ballet, Python, and a Raspberry Pi? A Music Genie, of course! Thanks to support from the Mozilla Gigabit Fund, Art 120 is bringing in Dan Mailman to teach a special summer program where students will each learn how to code a Raspberry Pi to become reactive to motion in a 3D environment. At the end of the course, all twenty Raspberry Pis will work together, creating an environment that will allow dancers from the Chattanooga Ballet to create music, images, and lights as they dance. The class is open on a first come, first served basis. There is a class fee of $100 and students will own their Raspberry Pi upon completion of the class. Scholarships are available to students based on need. 

    Click Here To Apply!

    You can also learn as you go by volunteering to assist with the class. This is a perfect opportunity for fellow makers and teachers in the community. Click here to volunteer on our general interest volunteer form!

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  • Join Us, Make Hovercrafts, & Have Fun!

     

    What's more fun than robots? Hovercrafts of course! And on Friday, January 15th from 4-6pm, YOU can make one while helping others for MLK Day of Caring. Join our Maker Ed team so we can make this fun-based STEAM project with the Boys and Girls Club of Highland Park. You will show each kid how to build their own mini hovercraft from foam insulation, a balloon, and a straw. Children will have time to personalize their craft before entering it in the hovercraft race. All supplies are provided. Volunteers will just need to attend a short class at the Southside Maker Arts Center prior to the big day and meet up around 3:30pm at The Boys and Girls Club on January 15th. Your help with this hands-on activity will make a big difference for these kids. To volunteer, sign up at  www.art120.org/volunteer.