Month: December 2017

Chicago Dance Group at Harrison

Diane Franken News

  Harrison Elementary, one of our artsBASICS schools in Davenport, had Giordano Dance Chicago as a Visiting Artist in early November.  They were a dance group that was scheduled through Quad City Arts.  Their outreach tour was “The influences on American Jazz Dance”.  They gave 2 outstanding performances at Harrison, & are shown here with one of… continue reading »

Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities Partners with Community Organization

Diane Franken News

German American Heritage Center displays giant advent calendar Friday marks the beginning of the advent season and there’s a special treat for travelers in the Quad Cities. People coming into Iowa on the Centennial Bridge will once again get to enjoy what is becoming a holiday tradition.

Scream! By Harrison’s Third Grade Students — 2017

Diane Franken News

Third grade created screaming self-portraits inspired by the artwork, “The Scream” by Norwegian born Expressionist painter, Edvard Munch. Through storytelling students integrated the visual arts and ELA. The students had to use their “Visual Thinking Strategies” to analyze the painting and make inferences as to why the character was screaming. In addition, they had to tell a story for several hilarious, American, pop-culture parodies of “The Scream” painting. For example, they had to explain why the Joker was screaming, and why Batman was in the background.  Furthermore, students had to… continue reading »

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