1 Creative Classrooms Visual Arts Program Annual Report 2009 2 When I am in art class, I feel like an artist that has the world in front of him. - Allan, Grade 5 Immaculate Conception School 3 Who We Are Established in 1997, the Creative Classrooms Visual Art Program (CCVAP) promotes art and literacy in inner-city Catholic elementary and charter schools. It is administered by the Patrons Program which brings educational resources and enrichment opportunities to selected inner-city schools.
CCVAP fosters learning and creativity by introducing students to the arts and engaging them in making art and in reflecting on and writing about their creations. CCVAP is not a mere cadd-on d to classroom subjects. It is a powerful learning tool that provides students with visual, tactile, and aesthetic experiences that encourage hands-on learning and critical thinking.
Consisting of five major components, CCVAP includes everything from art instruction to teacher training to museum visits. Malcom, grade 6, Our Lady of Lourdes School Sohana, grade 6, Our Lady of Lourdes School 4 CCVAP serves over 10,000 inner-city students attending Catholic elementary schools in the Bronx and Manhattan and select charter schools. Generally, CCVAP schools are 35% non-Catholic and 93% minority, with more than ... more. less.
half of the students coming from single parent households.<br><br> Sixty-four percent of our students are from families living at or below the federally defined poverty level . One hundred percent of Catholic elementary school students go on to high school, 98% of those who attend Catholic high schools graduate, and 96% of those go on to higher education. Tuition at approximately $3,000 per child is the main source of revenue for these inner-city Archdiocesan elementary schools.<br><br> Robust art and music programs are unaffordable without outside support. Who We Serve 5 4 6 7 8 - 21 22 - 31 32 - 34 35 - 36 37 - 43 44 - 46 47 48 50 Table of Contents Who we Serve Message From the Director Our Programs Studio Art Program Museum Program Art Staff Development Program Art Institute Exhibits/Special Events Our Supporters Financial Report Our Schools How You Can Help 6 Message from the Director Dear Friends, As we prepare for the 2009-2010 academic year, I am delighted by how our program constantly evolves to meet the demands of our schools. Having launched a website, expanded our Museum Program, and increased our exhibits, we have excellent momentum this school year.<br><br> We are looking forward to creating new community partnerships and welcoming additional friends to the program. Please call us to arrange a visit to a school to see us in action! Sincerely, Mark LaRiviere Program Director 7 Our Programs Studio Art Program Museum Program Museum Visits Art Staff Development Program Art Institute In 2008 - 2009 CCVAP brought its Studio Art Program to 32 different schools.<br><br> Students in Pre-K through 8 th grade attended one art class per week. In addition to making art, they were invited to reflect on their artistic creations 4as well as those of their peers 4and explain the personal significance of their work. Classroom teachers also attended these weekly sessions and were encouraged to create art alongside their students.<br><br> The CCVAP Studio Art classes are taught by highly skilled Teaching Artists who have advanced degrees in Art Education or Fine Arts. They are gifted in stimulating cvisual thinking d and in promoting the creative use of art concepts and materials. While hiring decisions are ultimately left up to each school 9s principal, the advice of the Creative Classrooms Program Director is important.<br><br> The CCVAP director is responsible for training the program 9s Teaching Artists. Each Teaching Artist meets with the school principal at the beginning of the academic year to discuss the program 9s objectives and to arrange for needed supplies. During the school year each Teaching Artist meets with the Creative Classrooms Program Director and other Teaching Artist peers on a monthly basis to discuss ideas, program challenges, and general art education topics.<br><br> S TUDIO A RT P ROGRAM Art has taught me to express myself not only through pictures but through words. - Christopher B. Grade 4, Immaculate Conception School 8 CONNECTING ART AND THE CURRICULUM Sixth, 7 th and 8 th grade students at Our Lady Queen of Angels School watched a movie titled How Did They Make Art Materials?<br><br> that introduced students to exploring the Lascaux Caves. Following the lesson, students rendered their own interpretation in chalk and charcoal of the work on the cave walls. The Lascaux Caves in Chalk and Charcoal 9 Portfolio Club participants at Our Lady Queen of Angels School created portraits of women from different African tribes in oil, pastel, and chalk, and included bead detailing to add a richer texture to their work.<br><br> African Women Portraits in Oil Pastel Having learned about the mask styles and the nkonde (nail statues) of the Democratic Republic of Congo, St. Mark School students created their own masks and sculptures. The students then wrote about their creations.<br><br> Egyptian Art 10 Art and the 2009 Presidential Election Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School 8 th graders created Obama portraits from charcoal . Inspired by Shepard Fairey 9s iconic HOPE poster featuring a large-scale image of President Obama 9s face, St Aloysius School 8 th graders made their own renditions of Obama 9s campaign posters.<br><br> 11 St. Mark School students explored various sculptural styles and learned how to shape and add recycled objects to self-hardening clay. Black History Month Pictured (left to right): Pierre Toussaint, Obama as a high school basketball athlete, and Maya Angelou and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.<br><br> Concert Stage Set Design Fifth, 6 th and 7 th grade students at Our Lady of Lourdes School created the set design for their spring show Harlem Through the Years. 12 Fifth and 7 th grade students at St. Mark School worked with the school 9s literacy consultant and the CCVAP Teaching Artist to design and illustrate books for schoolchildren in Uganda.<br><br> Students included poems written during the school 9s Poetry Month. Damel 1 st grade Khaya 2 nd grade First and 2 nd grade students at St. Mark School learned about nursery rhymes and illustrated the following: Hey Diddle Diddle the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon.<br><br> The little dog laughed to see such sport, and the dish ran away with the spoon! Poetry and Book Illustration Connecting Art and Literacy 13 Painting The work of students at Our Lady of Angels School inspired by Georgia O 9Keefe. Seventh and 8 th grade students at St.<br><br> Joseph School (Yorkville) created abstract paintings using oil pastels. 14 George, 3 rd grade Jimmy, 3 rd grade Transfiguration School 6 th grader Jennifer, pictured here with her school 9s Teaching Artist, was recognized for her landscape inspired by the work of renowned artist Wolf Kahn. Using watercolors, Good Shepherd School 7 th grade students created still life pictures of flowers, and 8 th grade students created landscapes.<br><br> 15 After looking at examples of Robert Rauschenberg 9s art, Good Shephard School 8 th graders used damaged gloves, newspapers, and magazine pictures to create collages. Collage Our Lady of Angels School 5 th grade students created an imaginative collage by cutting out pictures from magazines. 16 Two 5 th grade violinists attending Mt.<br><br> Carmel-Holy Rosary School created collage self-portraits. Sixth, 7 th , and 8 th grade students created masks using a variety of papers and raffia. The masks were displayed in the main stairway of Good Shephard School during the fall open house, and impressed both visitors and staff.<br><br> Mask Making Taking advantage of the natural resources in New York City 9s parks, students at Good Shephard School gathered flowers, leaves, and weeds to make sun prints. Students presented these prints to their mothers on Mother 9s Day. Sun Prints 17 Pop Art Style Using computers, Good Shepherd School 8 th graders converted color photos of themselves to black and white portraits.<br><br> They then used oil pastels to add color, creating pop art-style pictures. Self Portraits First grade students at St. Aloysius School observed their own facial symmetry in a mirror, and then used oil pastels to capture facial shapes and curves.<br><br> 18 Printmaking Pre-K students at Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School created textured collages that they later used for collagraph printmaking. St.<br><br> Anthony School 5 th grade students used paper plates in their wildlife projects. 19 Sculpture Nutritious Art First grade students at Good Shepherd School used clay, tissue paper and construction paper to recreate their favorite lunch. To supplement their cmeals, d students created restaurant-style signs.<br><br> St. Jude School 4 th grade students create three-dimensional sculptures using paint and cardboard. 20 Photography Photographs taken by 7th grade students at Transfiguration School.<br><br> The 2 nd and 7 th grades at Transfiguration School participated in the Kodak SNAP Foundation project. This program provided free cameras for all students and teachers to document their lives through photography. Students then learned to make art from their photographs and wrote essays about their work.<br><br> 21 The Museum Program, one of CCVAP 9s five components, generated resounding feedback in 2008-2009. Ten schools, 28 teachers, and 1,184 students benefited. Art Educator Lynn Seeney works with classroom teachers to design a theme-based lesson connected to a museum visit.<br><br> Students were introduced to world-class museums, art galleries, and exhibits while classroom teachers had the opportunity to expand their teaching techniques. In addition to introducing students to a variety of institutions and neighborhoods in New York City, the Museum Program opens children 9s eyes to a myriad of visual art techniques, communication styles and artworks. In turn, teachers appreciate the wealth of instructional resources on display at museums.<br><br> These field trips increase students 9 enthusiasm, creativity, and academic interests. The Museum Program is one of CCVAP 9s most effective and exciting programs. MUSEUM PROGRAM My favorite part of the tour was the Armor Gallery, because I learned what people from different countries used back when for defense.<br><br> It also opened up my imagination about the wars in the Edo Era. - Amanda R, Immaculate Conception School 22 Sts. Philip and James School 9s 7 th grade class visited the CUE Art Foundation in Chelsea to view the Kira Lynn Harris exhibition and speak to her directly about her work.<br><br> Students then developed their gallery sketches into paintings by using single-point perspective as a format for design. CUE Foundation . 23 24 In May, Mt.<br><br> Carmel-Holy Rosary School 9s 2 nd , 3 rd , and 4 th grade students visited Dominic and Sally Taglialatella 9s DJT Fine Art Gallery. Following a brief discussion by owner Dom Taglialatella about the life and work of artists such as Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, CCVAP art educator Lynn Seeney led students in sketching pictures on display in the gallery. Students also discussed the differences between an art gallery and an art museum.<br><br> In an earlier trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, students viewed the works of Pierre Matisse up close, engaged with a museum educator while sketching the Damien Hirst exhibit The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, and observed culture and sculpture. DJT Fine Art Gallery Students created Matisse-style collages as a follow up to their museum trips. 25 When visiting the Museum of Modern Art, 2 nd grade students from Our Lady of Mercy School examined paintings at close range using magnifying glasses.<br><br> These students then used watercolors to express their interpretation of the observed patterns as a follow up activity. Magnificent Magnifications Second grade students at Our Lady of Mercy School examined Pablo Picasso 9s Maya in a Pinafore , then created a word wall and used what they discovered in the painting to create and illustrate a complete story. Our Lady of Mercy New York City as a backdrop 26 Students from St.<br><br> Joseph of the Holy Family and Our Lady Queen of Angels Schools studied Russian-French artist Marc Chagall. While visiting the Museum of Biblical Art, students completed a worksheet to help them fully explore symbols used in art. Following their trip, students created collages and took time to reflect on the Chagall 9s work.<br><br> Fifth grade students completed My Life in a Window Seventh grade students at Our Lady Queen of Angels School wrote poems to report their impressions and observations of Chagall 9s work Paris through a Window. My World and Art By Danielle, 7th grade My world can be very Different than Marc. Every single Step of the way the word cChaos d Is in front of me, No matter where I am.<br><br> In Marc 9s art he Had an upside down train, a Two faced man, two People floating And a Line that separates normal life From chaotic Life. Sometimes my whole life can Be chaotic. Here Are some items I will Put in my Art to show how chaotic my life can get.<br><br> Textbooks for homework, An upside down Clock to show That I Don 9t have enough time, Red lights To show that I always Have to stop What I 9m doing And numbers to show That I always have numbers of things To do. The Museum of Biblical Art and Marc Chagall Students from Our Lady of Angels School participated in discussions regarding Pablo Picasso 9s Three Musicians . Our Lady of Angels School at The Museum of Modern Art After analyzing clothing styles depicted in the context of the painting, 4 th grade students composed stories about the present and the past and created large quilts to illustrate their tales.<br><br> Fourth grade students performed a brief presentation of their stories for Kindergarteners. 27 28 Museum and Gallery Visits In addition to the Museum Program, last year the Metropolitan Museum of Art 9s Education Department welcomed 1,250 CCVAP students to forty guided tours of the museum. Students visited several other great cultural landmarks around the city including The Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Biblical Art, The Cloisters, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Museum of Arts and Design, and the Museum of Natural History.<br><br> New this year, students visited several Chelsea art galleries including DJT Fine Art, the Yossi Milo Gallery and the Bortolami Gallery. At each museum or gallery, students sketched and observed the veritable ccandy store d of paintings, sculpture, architecture and photographs. For many, this was their first exposure to any museum or art gallery and one of their few trips taken outside their immediate neighborhoods.<br><br> The students 9 enthusiasm for learning and creating was increased by these excursions, as was their confidence and willingness to explore the unfamiliar. Immaculate Conception School 4 th grade students in front of the knights at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 29 Students from Annunciation School sketched Claude Monet 9s Haystacks and other works on display while visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art in April.<br><br> Our Lady of Mercy School 3 rd and 4 th grade students visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to observe and discuss modern artwork. St Aloysius School 9s 6 th graders create Egyptian art following a museum visit. 30 St Aloysius School 9s 2 nd graders on a field trip to The Cloisters .<br><br> 31 St Anthony School 5 th grade students at the Museum of Modern Art. Art Staff Development Program The Art Staff Development Program involves 10 schools, 4 staff developers, 40 classroom teachers, and 1,200 students. The classroom teachers learn how to devise art projects complementary to their students 9 literacy and core curriculum goals.<br><br> The program gives these teachers the skills and confidence to integrate art activities into their daily lessons. After this 4-month program, classroom teachers learn to overcome their fears of cnot being artistic enough d and become adept in the use of various art materials. 32 Santa Maria School 9s 6 th , 7 th and 8 th grade classes collaborated to create a three-dimensional replica of Manhattan.<br><br> Students consulted pictures to draw a blueprint as a preamble to construction. Students used wooden shapes, paper, and paint to capture Manhattan 9s building and skyscrapers, complete with rush hour traffic and parking meter readings. The completed model was displayed in the gym for the entire school to view.<br><br> 33 Teaching Artist Karina Cavat worked with 1 st and 2 nd grade teachers at St. Jerome School to make collages based on Edward Hick 9s A Peaceable Kingdom. Students exhibited their collages and discussed their choice of materials, use of color and overall impressions of the final product.<br><br> Fourth grade classes at St. Athanasius School took observational notes and sketched oriental plates that they studied in Social Studies. Students then designed and made an Asian plate using modeling clay and paint.<br><br> 34 St. Martin of Tours School 9s Kindergarten through 3 rd grade students explored collage by tearing paper and assembling the pieces over a solid colored background. Students titled their final creations, reflected on the collage-making process, and told stories during the student exhibit.<br><br> St. Joseph School 9s 4 th through 8 th grade students explored symmetric and asymmetric designs and later deconstructed the designs to create different composition possibilities. Although students initially struggled to analyze the collages, they asked many questions and were able to rework the final composition.<br><br> Art Institute Pictured (left): During the teacher 9s workshop, Sarah Fendelman worked on an activity where students were asked to identify different sculpture materials and techniques. Pictured (right): Art teachers brainstorm with CCVAP Associate Director Lynn Seeney on the many ways to engage the students with the museum's collection. Each year Teaching Artists attend a weeklong Art Institute conducted by CCVAP Director Mark LaRiviere and professionals from various artistic disciplines.<br><br> CCVAP Art Educators and classroom teachers also attend this annual gathering. The workshop trains Teaching Artists to integrate age-appropriate art instruction into the core-curriculum. In September 2009, 25 Teaching Artists participated in the Art Institute.<br><br> This year, lesson plans for art education of early childhood grades focused on material use while lesson plans for upper grades concentrated on integrating museum content and promoting critical thinking. All educators formulated a yearlong plan for their art curriculum with the theme of cAmericana. d Attending teachers were introduced to new art materials, studied the art making processes, analyzed children 9s art, and enjoyed field trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 35 36 Art Instructor Julio Pinargote creates simple and sophisticated portraits in clay.<br><br> Art Instructor Yorqui Hidalgo combined her talents to create this unique sculpture. Cathy Ramey leads a clay workshop for Art Instructors. Ramey demonstrated different ways to work with clay and how to make expressive figures, puppets and a puppet theater.<br><br> Art Instructors learn how to get students to discuss their art and their peers 9 art. Student Art Exhibits When I see my work on the wall, I feel successful. - Ariana, Grade 4, Immaculate Conception School CCVAP organized nine springtime art exhibits at New York City hospitals.<br><br> Parents, faculty and friends attended these cart openings. d In total the art work of over 1,000 students was exhibited. The students took enormous pride in seeing their work displayed and enjoyed escorting their parents and friends around the exhibitions . Fifth grade students at Transfiguration School admire 1st grade self-portraits at the school exhibit.<br><br> 37 Lincoln Hospital 234 East 149th Street Bronx, New York Reception: Thursday, April 2 nd April 2 3 23, 2009 Roosevelt Hospital 1000 10th Avenue New York, New York Reception: Tuesday, April 28 th April 24 -- May 10, 2009 Montefiore Hospital 600 East 233rd Street Bronx, New York Reception: Tuesday, April 28 th April 28 3 May 7, 2009 Morgan Stanley Children 9s Hospital 3959 Broadway at 165th Street New York, New York Thursday, April 30 th St. Luke 9s Hospital 1111 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY Reception: Tuesday, May 5 th May 5 3 10, 2009 Metropolitan Hospital 1901 First Avenue New York, New York Reception: Thursday, May 7 th May 7 3 13, 2009 New York Downtown Hospital 83 Gold Street New York, NY Reception: Tuesday, May 12 th May 2 3 21, 2009 Calvary Hospital 1740 Eastchester Road Bronx, New York Reception: Thursday, May 28 th May 21 3 June 4, 2009 Spring 2009 Hospital Exhibits 38 39 CUE Foundation 9s Modern ArtWorks Sts. Philip and James School and Transfiguration School visited the CUE gallery for an on-site workshop led by an Art Educator.<br><br> Each student was given a canvas and created an abstract painting. The CUE Gallery invited select students to display their art in the CUE Foundation 9s Modern ArtWorks exhibit held June 2-6, 2009. cBeyond being the best art reception I have ever been to, it was wonderful experience for me to see parents celebrating the artistic achievements of their children, d said Transfiguration School Teaching Artist Corinne Grondahl about the success of the art exhibit.<br><br> Teaching Artist Corinne Grondahl with proud Transfiguration School 6 th grade student and her little brother at the CUE Art Gallery Exhibit in June. 40 Each spring an impressive range of projects are hung in Transfiguration School 9s auditorium. The entire school, parents and community attend the exhibit.<br><br> This year Principal Patrick Taharally and Art Instructor Corinne Grondahl spoke at the show about how valuable CCVAP is to the school, community, and students. 41 Transfiguration School Exhibit St. Mark School St.<br><br> Mark School 9s student art exhibit this year showcased art depicting music and dance. Works ranged from sculptures of banjo players complete with historical details to drawings of the Cakewalk dance. Students created a collaborative watercolor painting to highlight learning and the arts and inserted their photographs in drawings that they made to show off their Ballroom Dance moves.<br><br> The art instructor exhibit cImparting d featured sculpture, paintings, collages and drawings created by CCVAP 9s Art Instructors. Eighteen artist/instructors displayed their work at Lincoln Hospital for community members, fellow staff members and students to view. Marie-Claude Butler said: cOverall, the exhibit was a most welcome opportunity for the dedicated educators to present their own work.<br><br> The works were strong in general. Some of the work by the teacher/artists was surprisingly bold. Lynn Seeney showed a brilliant abstract painting, and Mark LaRiviere's canvases were human and touching in a strong, quiet way. d Teacher Exhibit cImparting d 42 Fred Butler and a Teaching Artist discuss artwork displayed.<br><br> A group of lucky students met Wolf Kahn, a famous artist whose work they had studied in CCVAP. On April 2 nd , Kahn visited Transfiguration School 5 th grade students, viewed their pastel drawings, and talked about his own career. During an hour-long Q and A session, Kahn said, c I paint every single day, whether I am in the mood or not. d He then stressed that persistence, determination and hard work pay off.<br><br> Wolf Kahn Visits CCVAP School 43 OUR SUPPORTERS CCVAP 9s Major Supporters include: Carson Family Charitable Trust Civil Society Institute Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Uncle Larry 9s Fund Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation Virginia Cretella Mars Foundation Mark LaRiviere and Fred Butler pictured with OLQA students and Teaching Artist Michelle Goguen Inge Reist and Beatrice Kernan visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art with students from Sacred Heart School. 44 ANNUAL BENEFIT For its sixth year, CCVAP held a cfriendraiser d to promote awareness of the impact of CCVAP in schools.<br><br> Over 50 people attended the cocktail party at the home of Frank and Delphine Eberhart. Dr. Patrick Taharally, Transfiguration School Principal, talked about how CCVAP has so positively affected Transfiguration students and teachers.<br><br> Students from Transfiguration School spoke to guests about their experience with CCVAP art classes. The evening also featured a live auction of museum and gallery tours, watercolor lessons in Central Park, and a silent auction of CCVAP student art works. This event raised over $12,000 to support the programs 9 general operating costs.<br><br> CCVAP is especially grateful to Frank and Delphine Eberhart for hosting the event, to Dr. Patrick Taharally for his time, to George McNeely, Vice President of Christies, for being a wonderful auctioneer, and to the benefit committee for all its hard work. Benefit Committee Judith Auchincloss Marie-Claude Butler Fred Butler Delphine Eberhart Gerd Grace Beatrice Kernan Caroleen Mackin Inge Reist Agnes White 45 OUR DONORS 2008 - 2009 $45,000 and Above Carson Family Charitable Trust Civil Society Institute $44,999-$25,000 Virginia Cretella Mars Foundation Uncle Larry's Fund Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation $24,999-$10,000 Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.<br><br> $9,999-$1,000 Georgia and Michael de Havenon The Landegger Charitable Foundation, Inc. Walter Maynard Robert Newman Mary K. Rutherfurd $999-$500 Marie-Claude and Frederick Butler Stephen DuBrul Terry and Edmund Duffy Delphine and Frank Eberhart Charles and Jane Klein Family Fund Helen T.<br><br> Lowe Annie O 9Malley John A. Van Rens Theresa Thompson $499-$200 Anne and David Altchek Judith Auchincloss Thomas Butler DJT Fine Art Gerd Grace Lesley and Joseph Hoopes Timothy Horan Cathy and Benjamin Iselin Stephen Kaye Beatrice L. Kernan Helen Lowe Caroleen and John Mackin Katherine Mellon Jessie K.<br><br> Palmer Bonnie Pope Emily and John Rafferty Inge J. Reist Bonnie Johnson Sacerdote Foundation Joan Weberman $199 or Below Elizabeth Borden Nancy and Peter Chamberlain Jack D. Gunther Nancy and Daniel Hebert Kathryn N.<br><br> Hodges Joseph C. Hoopes Sophia Kramer Renee and Carl Landegger George McNeely Sally Michaels William B. Morris Susan and Peter Nitze Constance M.<br><br> Paine David. B. Parshall Elena and Michael Patterson Leonora Prowell Nancy and James Reinish Janet L.<br><br> Schinderman Kenneth Soehner Paul Vizcarrondo Thomas D. Walsh 46 FINANCIAL REPORT Actuals Budget 2008-2009 2009-2010 INCOME Foundation $ 200,000 $ 190,000 Benefit $ 13,383 $ 17,000 Individual $ 3,915 $ 5,000 TOTAL INCOME $217,298 $212,000 EXPENSES Administrative Expenses Salaries and Benefits $ 135,009 $ 142,012 Office Expenses $ 6,322 $ 9,322 Total Administrative Expenses $ 141,331 $ 151,334 Benefit Expense $ 912 $ 1,000 Program Funding Provided Art Teacher Professional Development $ 350 $ 350 Museum Program $ 8,963 $ 9,570 Staff Development Program $ 43,674 $ 46,275 Year End Exhibition $ 350 Art Institute $ 1,984 $ 2,000 Music Program $ 412 $ 500 Total Program Funding Provided $ 55,383 $ 59,045 TOTAL EXPENSES $ 197,626 $ 211,379 INCOME - EXPENSES $ 19,672 $ 621 Cash Balance $ 94,581 Fiscal Year is September 1st to August 31st 47 CREATIVE CLASSROOMS PARTICPANTS Studio Art Program (SA) Staff Development (SD) Museum Program (MP) TOTAL CCVAP School SA Students SD Students MP Students Students Annunciation X 203 203 Ascension X 321 321 Blessed Sacrament X 120 120 Corpus Christi X 186 X 120 186 Good Shepherd X 170 170 Holy Cross, (W 43rd Street) X 269 X 120 269 Immaculate Conception, X 700 X 120 700 Immaculate Conception, (151st Street) X 571 X 120 120 Incarnation X 573 X 120 573 Mt. Carmel/Holy Rosary X 275 X 120 275 Our Lady of Angels X 295 X 120 295 Our Lady of Lourdes X 300 300 Our Lady of Mercy School X 285 X 120 285 Our Lady Queen of Angels X 260 X 120 260 Sacred Heart School X 697 697 Sacred Heart of Jesus X 120 120 Santa Maria X 120 120 St.<br><br> Aloysius X 263 263 St. Ann's (Bronx) X 263 263 St. Ann's (Manhattan) X 328 328 St.<br><br> Anthony, (Mansion Street) X 216 X 120 216 St. Athanasius X 120 120 St. Anselm X 473 473 St.<br><br> Charles Borromeo X 250 250 St. Dominic X 344 344 St. Elizabeth X 412 412 St.<br><br> Jerome X 120 120 St. Joseph, Yorkville X 305 305 St. Joseph (Bathgate) X 120 120 St Joseph (Monroe) X 191 191 St.<br><br> John Chrysostom X 120 120 St. Joseph of the Holy Family X 168 X 120 168 St. Jude X 276 276 St.<br><br> Lucy's X 412 412 St. Mark X 245 245 St. Martin of Tours X 120 120 St.<br><br> Patrick Old Cathedral X 104 X 104 104 Sts. Philip and James X 293 293 St. Simon Stock X 265 265 Transfiguration X 260 260 PARTICPANTS PER CCVAP COMPONENT 32 10,173 10 1,200 10 1,184 10,682 48 TOTAL CCVAP SCHOOL PARTICPANTS 39 Mark LaRiviere , Director, has worked with students and teachers in the New York City schools since 1987.<br><br> In 1997, he spearheaded an assessment of the art programs in inner city parochial schools that led to the creation of CCVAP and from that point on served as director of the program. Mark oversaw the creation of the Studio Art Program, the Staff Development Program, the Art Institute, and the Museum Program. In addition to hiring and training the program 9s art instructors, Mark facilitates communication among the instructors during the year.<br><br> Mark also worked with the New York Catholic Schools Interdiocesan Curriculum Committee to develop our cEssential Learnings for Art d curriculum. As well as piloting the Staff Development Program and Portfolio Assessment Program for the Studio in a School Association, he has been a resident artist in P.S. 97 in the Bronx for the past ten years and has taught in the Foundation Department at Parsons School of Design.<br><br> Mark has conducted many in-school workshops on topics such as designing child centered art lessons, connecting art making with museum resources and visits, and giving parent/child workshops. Lynn Seeney , Artist/Mentor, Art Staff Development and Museum Program, has been an art staff developer in Archdiocesan schools since 1998. She has worked closely with teachers in dozens of CCVAP schools, helping them incorporate art into the curriculum and design art-based lessons for their classrooms.<br><br> In 2001-2002, she piloted the Museum Program in two schools. Prior to joining CCVAP, Lynn worked with the Museum of Modern Art 9s Family Program teaching art history in the museum setting to students in elementary through high school as well as their parents. She lectured on current exhibitions and the permanent collection, lead discussions, and developed hands-on projects with her students.<br><br> She also served as the Executive Director of the Bronx River Art Center from 1991 through 1995 and before that as the Executive Director of COLAB, a nonprofit artist-operated organization that secures grants and organizes educational productions and exhibitions. STAFF BIOGRAPHIES 49 HOW YOU CAN HELP I would like to support the Creative Classrooms Visual Arts Program My contribution level is (please circle one): Art Supplies for Museum Program 1 Student 2 Students 5 Students one school At one school $65 $125 $350 $500 $3,000 My check is enclosed, payable to ADNY/Creative Classrooms , in the amount of $_________ Name: _________________________________Phone: _____________________ Email:_____________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________ Please charge my credit card for the amount of $ _____________ (circle one) Visa MC AMEX Card number: ________________________________Expiration Date:___________ Security Code:_______________________________________________________ Cardholder Name:___________________ Signature:__________________________ Securities are also accepted. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.<br><br> " Visit/assist an art class " Attend our annual Spring Benefit (details to follow) " Introduce our program to friends, foundations and colleagues " Donate Please mail your donation to: Jill Kafka The Patrons Program Archdiocese of New York 1011 First Avenue, 14th Floor New York, NY 10022 50 MORE INFORMATION Mark LaRiviere, Director Lynn Seeney, Associate Director Michelle Rivas, Administrative Assistant St. Patrick 9s Old Cathedral School 233 Mott Street New York, NY 10012 email@example.com (212) 226-7008 Jill Kafka Patrons Program Director 1011 First Avenue, 14th Floor New York, NY 10022 Jill.firstname.lastname@example.org (212) 371-1011 x3338 www.creativeclassroomsnyc.org 51