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    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

  • !NEW PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM: Painted Story Children's Gallery!

    Art 120 is partnering with The Bethlehem Center, and local artist Christina Thongnopnua, to bring an ALL NEW traveling art exhibition for children to Chattanooga, TN! Painted Story Children's Gallery will be an unique experience for the community and for local artists that want to be a featured artist in the Gallery, or work with us in other ways like teaching workshops or hosting the gallery in their studio space.

    The deadline for submission of the application, Art120PaintedStoryArtistApplication.pdf, is March 20th, 2017! We launch in June 2017! CallToArtists_PaintedStoryChildrensGallery.pdf

    We look forward to working with you, Chattanooga, on bringing a truly child-centric program to you! Email Hannah Hahn at edu@art120.org or paintedstoryart@gmail.com if you're interested in applying to volunteer with or hosting the exhibition!

    We are on the lookout for month-long hosts for the Gallery! Inquire with paintedstoryart@gmail.com!

    Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! The website is coming soon!

    Follow The Bethlehem Center, too!

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    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)

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    Art 120 Students Celebrate Blues Legend Bessie Smith!

    TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT Y'ALL! The Awards Ceremony starts at 5:30pm on April 25, 2017!  

    Participating students (and their families) of the Hamilton County Department of EducationBessie Smith Cultural Center art contest can attend a special reception and awards ceremony at The Bessie! Make sure you check out all of the amazing student art! We have to give a shout out to our partnered students and teachers at The Howard School Of Academics Technology and Red Bank Elementary who placed in their category! One of them won first place and the other won second place so congratulations on your creativity and awesome educators! The Howard School's Visual Arts instructor is Sherry Heinz. Red Bank Elementary Librarian, Cristol Kapp, is working with Art 120 Education Coordinator, Hannah Hahn on various STE(A)M-based curriculum development and implementation.

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    This Friday at the Well on Southside!

    Art 120 will kickoff spring with a groovy get-together, The March Hare Disco Dance Party, on March 10th, co-hosted at The Well (1800 Rossville Avenue)! Doors open at 6:30pm and Chattanooga's hottest DJ, MillionDollaMan, Keenan Daniels will be spinning disks for dancers of all ages until 10:30pm. There will also be a MadHatter tea bar provided by Positifftea, and the Dress-A-Tron 200, courtesy of DeShel Hambrick at 4Ever Young. You may even get a glimpse of the Red Queen before the evening is out. Click here to buy your tickets today!

    Let us know you're coming and share our Facebook event and Evensi event with your friends! 

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  • 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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  • Normal Park Gets The Art Bike Bug!

    We were so happy to help Emily Simpson, the Art Teacher from Normal Part Magnet School, work on her Hubble Space Telescope Art Bike project together with her students! We cannot wait to work on even more projects with Emily and her amazing students! We had a great opportunity to ask Emily a few questions about her process.

    1. What inspired you to make an Art Bike with your class?
    While I think it is important for my students to learn about the classics, I also think it is imperative for them to learn about contemporary artists and art practices. On top of that, I try to give my students opportunities to be involved in the art community whether it be in Chattanooga or somewhere further away as well as opportunities to work together as a team. Building an art bike would give them the chance to learn about a contemporary art practice, the chance to be involved in the flourishing local arts scene, and a peek into the realm of collaboration.

    2. What is the theme of your Art Bike, how did it come to fruition, and how did you work the creation of an Art Bike into your curriculum?
    At Normal Park Museum Magnet, a lot of what our students do in their related arts classrooms is directly tied to what they're learning in their classrooms. This gives them multiple opportunities to explore as well as solidify their learning and understand it in a new and/or deeper way. With that being said, in the art room, the students create based on the visual arts curriculum as well as their classroom curriculum. Our projects come to fruition through many collaborative opportunities that we have with the grade level teams. Through much research and collaboration, we decided to tie in parts of their science curriculum. At the time they were covering inventions in space, weather, magnets, force and motion, and sound. Hence our choice of space, weather, and sound as our themes.

    3. How have the kids responded to creating an art bike?
    My 3rd grade students were so intrigued by the idea. Kate came to talk to our students about art bikes and there were so many "ooo's" and "ahh's" when they were shown videos of the bikes being ridden. I can't tell you how many times I heard,"Woah, Ms. Simpson! How did they do that?!" It really peaked their interest. They were EXTREMELY curious and wondered how we were going to make our bike and when. They immediately had so many ideas. As they were working, the students responded very well to the sculptural processes. Some of them had never used a hammer or needle nose pliers before, but met the challenge head-on and succeeded!

    4. What has the process of creating your Art Bike been like?
    As teachers, we try to plan as much as humanly possible to insure the success of our students and our success in the classroom. I try to think about each project from a lot of different angles. Where will the students hit a "bump in the road"? What parts will be challenging? What material will be best suited for that process? The list could go on and on. I like to have a plan that is bullet proof. Well, in the art room things can sometimes shift trajectory at a moment's notice. This definitely happened with the art bike. Not only did the students experience more trial and error, but I experienced that as well which was a little uncomfortable for me. I like to have a plan. But, that's one of the perks of art education - learning how to fail and learning how to problem solve immediately following. It was a real treat to come alongside the students and problem solve together.

    The bike as a whole is being made to look like the Hubble Telescope. This decision came directly from some preliminary brainstorming and sketching sessions with my 3rd Grade Advanced Art students. If you have ever seen pictures of the Hubble telescope, there is a smooth section and a section with dimples in it. Some of the 3rd grade students hammered a large portion of a roll of aluminum flashing to add the same sort of texture seen on the outer layer of the telescope. Another class listened to a sound recording of a thunder clap and drew a visual representation of the sound in the form of a sound wave. The next day, another class came in and bent wire in the shape of the sound waves drawn by the previous class. There were also days when our main focus was solely cutting aluminum cans into 3 separate pieces in order for other classes to use them for mini satellites that would stick out from the art bike. One of the last things the students did was to spray paint the bike to look like outer space - specifically to represent one of the most well known composite pictures ever taken by the Hubble Telescope. Once the students created all of the "bits and pieces", it was then my turn to assemble, which means more problem solving, measuring, problem solving again, cutting and welding, which I love. I couldn't have done it without the help and expertise of the Art 120 crew. The bike is now in process of being assembled so that it can be ridden in the 2016 Art Car Parade!

    5. What has been the best part of creating an Art Bike?
    Pinpointing one favorite part is a real challenge. One of my most favorite moments, though, was seeing a student that isn't always so jazzed up about being in the art room stepping up and being a leader for the whole classroom. He ended up being one of the main problem solvers on how we would cut apart the aluminum cans and put them together to create the mini satellites. I loved seeing him so passionate about creating and teaching his classmates.

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