Detroit Connections

Harms Elementary School

An afterschool art curriculum and projects handbook which strengthen the students' skills in science and math.



Harms Elementary School

This project was initiated in partnership with the Detroit Initiatives Project, based in the Psychology Department at the University of Michigan. The goal was to create an afterschool art curriculum and projects handbook which would strengthen the students' science skills. This project was completed successfully last spring and we are now working on an art and mathematical measurement curriculum. Last semester we worked with third, fourth and fifth graders to produce large scale paper mache imaginary animals. The process combined the quantitative skills of scaling up drawings, analyzing shapes, and measuring liquids with fantasy, personal expression and cooperative work.