Studio Institute presents at 2019 NAEA National Convention in Boston

In March, Studio Institute traveled to Boston to present Digital Mosaic Creatures: Using iPads to Integrate Art and Math. The hands-on session shared a unit of study developed in Expanding The Frame (ETF), our research project created by an Arts in Education – Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

In this unit, students learned about mosaics and used iPads to create digital mosaic designs and creatures. As in all ETF curricula, a Studio artist instructor worked side-by-side with the students’ regular classroom teacher to make authentic connections to their academic learning. In Digital Mosaic Creatures, students used their artwork to understand and solve problems that involved decimals, fractions, and percentages.

During this NAEA session, presented by Studio President Tom Cahill, ETF Program Manager Julia Healy, and artist instructor Christopher Williams, attendees experienced some of this process for themselves, using Studio-provided iPads to create creatures of their own.

See some of their creations below, and be sure to download this unit and more atstudioinstitute.org/expandingtheframe/curriculum.