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Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

Pod 2 used the book, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio throughout the 4 weeks of the AMA virtual camp. The words were used in our Novel Poetry exercise to guide and inspire original poems. Assi...

In General Info, Jul 29, 2020

About the Arts Mentorship Academy

Hello, and welcome to our online showcase for Creating Communities’ 2020 Arts Mentorship Academy. We wanted to provide a home for any and all artwork that is created throughout our ca...

In General Info, Jul 06, 2020

thoughts

The Impact of COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted my life in many ways. Having to be stuck in the house all of the time, spending too much time with my siblings and no time with my friends was only a few bad thi...

In thoughts, writing, Jul 08, 2020

writing

Faith

To much time, focused onHateGo out of the linesand focus on FaithIf you can’t look forwardTo see your futureLook up and see GodFor he iswith youeven with sinsOf are pastHis faith in m...

In poetry, writing, Aug 05, 2020

Poetry Reading

The following is a poem read by Frances S-C, a student of the Arts Mentorship Academy. A transcript is provided below.

In poetry, writing, Aug 03, 2020

Safe

Who would it tough we are going to live in a historical moment? I have only heard about some other awful thing in movies, book or adult conversation…. but will never imagine I will b...

In artwork, writing, Jul 14, 2020

The Bug House

In the bug HouseI used a tin can, paint markers, and a cardboard type of straw.I am going to hang it outside on a tree with a rope.But I haven’t done that yet.The bees or bugs will la...

In poetry, writing, artwork, Jul 12, 2020

Shadow in the Dark

were in apandemictheres noescape its just araceraceagainst timeno telling whenyou might get itjust run run runaway from time cause eventuallyyour gonna get itso seclude yourselffor th...

In poetry, writing, Jul 10, 2020

Queen of The Town

Washing our handsMaking new plansStaying at homeWatching “The New Band”Getting closer to our familiesWishing for new discoveries.Wash, wash, washWash, wash, washStay six feet apartI l...

In poetry, writing, artwork, Jul 10, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted my life in many ways. Having to be stuck in the house all of the time, spending too much time with my siblings and no time with my friends was only a few bad thi...

In thoughts, writing, Jul 08, 2020

poetry

Faith

To much time, focused onHateGo out of the linesand focus on FaithIf you can’t look forwardTo see your futureLook up and see GodFor he iswith youeven with sinsOf are pastHis faith in m...

In poetry, writing, Aug 05, 2020

Poetry Reading

The following is a poem read by Frances S-C, a student of the Arts Mentorship Academy. A transcript is provided below.

In poetry, writing, Aug 03, 2020

Featured Artist: Kayla

The following are all works created by Kayla W, a student of the Arts Mentorship Academy.

In artwork, poetry, Aug 01, 2020

Featured Artist: Maya

The following are all works created by Maya M, a student of the Arts Mentorship Academy.

In artwork, poetry, Jul 28, 2020

My Life in Quarantine

My life in quarantine is good because I get to spend time with my little brother. We play video games, nerf gun battles, and work out. Sometimes I go to my Grandpa’s housetop play in ...

In artwork, poetry, Jul 22, 2020

Generated Poems

The following were written by students of Pod 6 during a generative poetry workshop.

In poetry, Jul 19, 2020

Extraordinary

I know that I’m not an ordinary kidIf I found a magic lamp and had one wish just oneI would wish that people wouldn’t notice my faceI do ordinary things like play XboxBut my family do...

In poetry, Jul 17, 2020

The Bug House

In the bug HouseI used a tin can, paint markers, and a cardboard type of straw.I am going to hang it outside on a tree with a rope.But I haven’t done that yet.The bees or bugs will la...

In poetry, writing, artwork, Jul 12, 2020

Shadow in the Dark

were in apandemictheres noescape its just araceraceagainst timeno telling whenyou might get itjust run run runaway from time cause eventuallyyour gonna get itso seclude yourselffor th...

In poetry, writing, Jul 10, 2020

Queen of The Town

Washing our handsMaking new plansStaying at homeWatching “The New Band”Getting closer to our familiesWishing for new discoveries.Wash, wash, washWash, wash, washStay six feet apartI l...

In poetry, writing, artwork, Jul 10, 2020

artwork

Featured Artist: Alayna

The following are all works created by Alayna K, a student of the Arts Mentorship Academy.

In artwork, Aug 05, 2020

Fruit

Created by Taelyn M using paint markers.

In artwork, Aug 03, 2020

Found Object

Created by Nina B using found object design.

In artwork, Aug 03, 2020

Cherry Blossom

Created by Tise A using crayon shavings and glitter.

In artwork, Aug 03, 2020

Time Capsule

We are all going to want to remember this unprecedented time in our lives…so why not encapsulate our 2020 Vision?To bring closure of our time togehter, Pod 2 placed and ceremoniously ...

In artwork, Aug 01, 2020

Pattern Play

The following is an example of an assignment given to students of the Arts Mentorship Academy. This project was lead by Karen Isailovic, mentor for POD 3.

In artwork, Aug 01, 2020

Forced Perspective

This photograph uses forced perspective—a technique that gives the illusion of objects near the camera’s lens being larger than those far away.

In artwork, Aug 01, 2020

Featured Artist: Kayla

The following are all works created by Kayla W, a student of the Arts Mentorship Academy.

In artwork, poetry, Aug 01, 2020

Quarantine Cookbook

Pod 2 was encouraged to think of a recipe they have enjoyed making or that has brought comfort during quarantine. Our penultimate session was a virtual feast where we brought our pre...

In artwork, Jul 31, 2020

The Power to Change Your Story

Created by Matteo I

In artwork, Jul 29, 2020

Self Portrait

Created by Aiden B.

In artwork, Jul 29, 2020

Quarantine is Over

In artwork, Jul 29, 2020

Recorders

This is Madison and Quincy D! They are in my POD4 group. Here they are playing their recorders to original music that they wrote! In POD4 we discuss the logistics of composers writing...

In artwork, Jul 28, 2020

Featured Artist: Maya

The following are all works created by Maya M, a student of the Arts Mentorship Academy.

In artwork, poetry, Jul 28, 2020

One Heart, One Nature

Design using elements of nature and paint to create line, shape, form and color.

In artwork, Jul 27, 2020

My Life in Quarantine

My life in quarantine is good because I get to spend time with my little brother. We play video games, nerf gun battles, and work out. Sometimes I go to my Grandpa’s housetop play in ...

In artwork, poetry, Jul 22, 2020

Featured Artist: Chloe

The following are all works created by Chloe A, a student of the Arts Mentorship Academy.

In artwork, Jul 22, 2020

Cartoon Cat

Created by Matteo I

In artwork, Jul 22, 2020

Featured Artist: Aidan

The following are all works created by Aidan B, a student of the Arts Mentorship Academy.

In artwork, Jul 20, 2020

Some Work From Pod 3

The following are various works created by students of Pod 3, led by Karen Isailovic. They have been working exclusively through video conferencing, and they wanted to show it off the...

In artwork, Jul 19, 2020

Found Object

Using found objects and elements of nature, students were asked to create a 3D design incorporating line, color, shape, texture and form.

In artwork, Jul 19, 2020

Raya's Sketchbook

Hi, I’m Raya from pod 3 and this is some of my artwork that I’ve done.

In artwork, Jul 17, 2020

Found Object Design

Using found objects and elements of nature, students were asked to create a 3D design incorporating line, color, shape, texture and form.

In artwork, Jul 17, 2020

Featured Artist: Quincy

The following are all works created by Quincy D, a student of the Arts Mentorship Academy.

In artwork, Jul 16, 2020

Featured Artist: Madison

The following are all works created by Madison D, a student of the Arts Mentorship Academy.

In artwork, Jul 16, 2020

Body Language

Keeping in theme with this year’s AMA Session, Pod 2 students were instructed to use their bodies to create letter shapes; ultimately forming messages of encouragement to look forward...

In artwork, Jul 16, 2020

Safe

Who would it tough we are going to live in a historical moment? I have only heard about some other awful thing in movies, book or adult conversation…. but will never imagine I will b...

In artwork, writing, Jul 14, 2020

Found Object

Using found objects and elements of nature, students were asked to create a 3D design incorporating line, color, shape, texture and form.

In artwork, Jul 14, 2020

Blanket Fort

Words from the artist: It was very fun to make it. Mom let me make it on my own at first but afterward showed me techniques to make it even better. Now I know how to make one in my ro...

In artwork, Jul 14, 2020

The Bug House

In the bug HouseI used a tin can, paint markers, and a cardboard type of straw.I am going to hang it outside on a tree with a rope.But I haven’t done that yet.The bees or bugs will la...

In poetry, writing, artwork, Jul 12, 2020

Queen of The Town

Washing our handsMaking new plansStaying at homeWatching “The New Band”Getting closer to our familiesWishing for new discoveries.Wash, wash, washWash, wash, washStay six feet apartI l...

In poetry, writing, artwork, Jul 10, 2020

general info

Keeping in Touch

Throughout the camp, mentors like Erica sent out emails to their students to keep in touch throughout the month. Here are some of the emails she sent out:

In general info, Jul 31, 2020