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ART & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

                           

DESIGNING A COAT OF MANY CULTURES™

In a 5-day residency, Madona Cole-Lacy engages students in five 90-minute workshops to create textile art panels for a giant coat. Participants are introduced to textile art from multi-ethnic sources and incorporate symbols and images of their respective cultures in this group project. Students research, celebrate and share aspects of their own cultural heritage and acquire skills necessary to create their own textile surface designs. In a collaborative process,the artist constructs and prepares coat for installation. Also available: a school-wide project option that can be tailored to fit 45- minute blocks for Art and Social Studies Teachers.

Grades  K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 Other Standards SS

Duration 90 minutes x 5 sessions

INTRODUCTION TO WEST AFRICAN SURFACE DESIGNING

 

Madona Cole-Lacy, textile artist and cultural arts educator, presents the artistry of authentic West African textiles and their cultural messages, personal uses and individual identities. Participants discuss and research the relationship between African geography, culture and textile patterns. Identify and explore surface design techniques. Use student-made and authentic materials to create unique African-inspired surface designs on natural fabric for scarves or t-shirts. West African hand-stamping techniques are incorporated into design. A school-wide Social Studies and Art department collaborative option for installation art for is also available.

Grades 9,10,11,12, Professional Development        Duration 90 minutes

WEST AFRICAN FASHION AND CULTURE INTERACTIVE FASHION SHOW

Madona Cole-Lacy, wearable artist and fashion designer, presents the ethnicity, function and design details of West African fashions in a mini educational fashion show! Ceremonial attires and the role of the 'Ashoibi' in distinguishing groups at festive occasions are highlighted. Demonstration of how to 'Tie Lappa' and ‘Henkincha’ and a mini fashion show of traditional and contemporary fashions and accessories are staged by students and teachers.

 

Grades K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12      90 minutes

 

THE HISTORY OF WEST AFRICAN FASHIONS AND CULTURE

This interactive cultural enrichment workshop is a perfect aid for social studies as well as art teachers who would like to acquaint their students with the history of West African fashions. It explores the effects of social and political changes on West African (Sierra Leonean) fashions. Participants take a fashionable trip which begins with visuals of authentic fashions worn by liberated Africans and ends with fashions of contemporary West Africa.

 
Grades:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,Professional Development  45mins./90mins.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

THE ART OF SELF-ESTEEM

Madona Cole-Lacy helps students understand that how they feel about themselves has a direct effect on the way they treat others and themselves. Participants identify 'self-esteem busters' and ways to protect, raise or reinforce their self-esteem and develop good character as they design and create a self-esteem multi-media collage depicting high self-esteem. The Option of two 45-minutes workshop sessions available.

k,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,Professional Development     90 minutes

 DESIGNING A WALL OF GOOD CHARACTER™'

Through this residency, Madona Cole-Lacy helps students at all grade levels to understand the importance of good character through discussion, audio-visuals and role-playing as she reviews the six pillars of character. Following a demonstration of ways to visually represent character traits, students work collaboratively to create fabric panels and assist artist to assemble panels into wall art for permanent installation on what will be known as their school’s 'Wall of Good Character.'

Grades: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12    

Duration: 45 minutes x 3 sessions per class

 

TEXTILE DESIGN WORKSHOPS


INTRODUCTION TO BASIC FABRIC DESIGNING

Madona Cole-Lacy demonstrates how fabrics are hand-stamped with wood-cut and found objects. Students learn how to organize motifs into patterns on fabric and how to use authentic multi-ethnic woodcut stamps, commercial stamps and various found objects. Instruction is given on the use of textile paints . Each participant works on a 16"x16" fabric panel which can be framed and displayed as wall art. A school-wide collaborative option for a giant wall art installation is available.
 

Grades: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,Professional Development      

Duration: 45/ 90 minutes

 
   

WEARABLE ART

   

Wearable artist and textile designer Madona Cole-Lacy takes participants through the process of using a variety of surface designing tools to create wearable art. Emphasis is placed on'going green' with multi-cultural surface designing methods. Students get to express their creativity by applying their own original patterns on scarves, t-shirts and neckties, emphasizing ways fashion accessories can be transformed into wearable art to reflect the personality of the artists as they apply the elements of a good design. Optional two 45-minutes workshop sessions available.

   

Grades: PreK,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,Professional Development    

   

Duration: 90 mins.

SCIENCE

MY TIME HAS COME...To Go Green

Social and Cultural arts Educator, Madona Cole-Lacy, helps students develop and maintain enthusiasm for championing a clean pollution-free environment. Students identify and discuss measures they can take to 'go green' within their school and community at large. They create multimedia visuals depicting a 'go green' theme and collaboratively construct a recycling bin that coveys their take on ‘going green. The bin can serve as a functional vessel or as an art installation in host school or community organization.

Grades: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12         

Duration: (6) 45 mins. sessions / (6) 60 mins. sessions

 

THE ART OF STEM- Science,Technology.,Engineering,Math

The time has come for your students to be excited about science, math, creative writing and technology in the real world. With her passion to impart knowledge and her exceptional ability to bring to life a blending of the elements of math, science and technology; Madona Cole-Lacy, changes the way students perceive 'reading, writing and arithmetic' as they execute customized STEM and creative writing projects utilizing graphic arts, textile design and computer technology.

Grades: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 

Duration: 45mins/4 sessions per project


SOCIAL STUDIES

CREATE BLACK HISTORY ART

Multi-sensory interactive workshop allows participants to assist artist in identifying key events in black history, and discussing the resulting feelings of despair and elation of ‘Black America Then and Now."  Participants design a Black History timeline collage into which visuals of prominent Black leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King and President Barack Obama, are incorporated.

Grades: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12   

Duration: 45min. /residency

 

HEALTH

THE REAL SCOOP ON COLLEGE LIFE

With the assistance of guidance counselors, artist/educator, Madona Cole-Lacy, and James A. Lacy, LCSW, lead seniors and juniors to identify and discuss their worries and concerns regarding college life. This non-judgmental workshop provides tips for the successful navigation of the college experience. Students will create keepsake art that reflects the workshop theme and serves as a creative reinforcement and reminder of strategies they can implement to avoid the pitfalls of college life. 

Grades: 11, 12, Professional development       

Duration: 90min.

 

THE ART OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Madona Cole-Lacy helps students understand that how they feel about themselves has a direct effect on the way they treat others and themselves. Participants identify 'self-esteem busters' and ways to protect, raise or reinforce their self-esteem and develop good character as they design and create a self-esteem multi-media collage depicting high self-esteem.

Grades: PreK,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,Professional Development

Duration: 90 min. workshop/residency

 


                                                    

          CULTURAL ARTS WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS

         STAFF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAMS, PRESENTATIONS & CELEBRATIONS


WORKSHOPS

TEXTILE DESIGN WORKSHOPS

Participants learn fabric surface design techniques 
Participants create designs on fabric that can be used to make wearable art, accessories or wall art.

textile design

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ART & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Participants create works of art incorporating designs and images associated with their culture.  Participants research art and design of many cultures and create wall art, “Coat of Many Cultures”™, or  wearable art. 

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Art activity serves as medium for stimulating discussions focusing on the following issues:

  • Anger
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Intergenerational Understanding
  • Multi-Cultural Tolerance
  • Cultural Heritage

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PARENTING WORKSHOPS

Child Development
Behavior Management and Discipline

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ARTS-IN-EDUCATION

CULTURAL ARTS WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS

art culture

We offer tools and opportunity to integrate multi-cultural and multi-ethnic artistic experience within content areas such as social studies and language arts. Hands-on exposure to culturally specific textiles, designs and techniques are also offered.

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cultural art

 

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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

We offer a series of art, music and/or culture workshop sessions presented over a defined extended period of time to students from pre-K to college.

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CONSULTATIONS

STAFF / PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Offered to human service agencies, schools, churches, libraries, museums and community organizations

Cultural Art
  • Address the integration of art and culture into programs and curriculums

  • Staff training in interviewing and communication skills, human development, personal and stress management

  • Designing youth services and mental health services

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PROGRAMS, PRESENTATIONS & CELEBRATIONS

EDUCATIONAL FASHION SHOWS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Contemporary and African-inspired wearable art
  • Intergenerational and multicultural fashion presentations

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MUSICAL PRESENTATIONS
Acoustical guitar and vocal performances for benefit concerts, private affairs, church programs, and organization-sponsored events.
Repertoire includes a strong complement of the following:

  • Gospel and inspirational songs
  • Rhythm and blues
  • Pop, folk and rock music  
  • Music of the African American experience

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CULTURAL OBSERVANCES AND CELEBRATIONS

  • African American History Month Programs
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Programs
  • Kwanza Programs

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MOTIVATIONAL PRESENTATIONS AND SPEECHES

  • Family values
  • Personal Development and Improvement    
  • Social and Economic Issues
  • Community Organization
  • Program Development
  • Cultural Awareness and Self-Esteem
  • A unique mixture of oratory and inspirational songs sung with acoustical guitar accompaniment

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Madona Cole-Lacy :: James A. Lacy
Phone: 516-783-9178 :: Toll Free: 877-MYTIME4
Wantagh, Long Island, New York 11793