March 18, 2014
The Recording Arts and Technology Co-op, also known as R.A.T, is where the beats are mixed and tracks are made. The students there create their own music—adding soundtracks, mixing vocals and sometimes just going a cappella. There are three studios in which they work, each blasting with their latest creation.
The positive vibe makes working with everyone easier and more fun. The Co-op also requires a lot of focus and dedication to your piece. It’s easy to get sidetracked, but a well worker knows that time is of the essence. Working on a song includes many parts—recording, adding music and professionalizing the sound, it’s hard to get everything done in a reasonable amount of time if you’re goofing off.
The R.A.T Co-op is unique just like all the others. They express themselves through music and collaborate with one another to constructively citizen each piece of work. Everyone works together to make sure another person’s art is done and done well. That is just one of the other things that make the R.A.T Co-op so special. Artwork’s Recording Arts and Technology Co-op is a job that mixes with pleasure.
April 22, 2013
Why celebrate Earth Day on just one day of the year? Incorporate the arts to celebrate our planet all year long.
7 Mile Isle
Engage a trio of musicians from the acclaimed 7 Miles Isle to perform a concert of music from instruments made entirely from recycled materials. Students will create music and learn that re-purposing items from a junkyard can help save the planet.
Invite Hal Walker to your school. Hal uses everyday materials to shape sound and experience how sound travels. Students experiment with making music out of just about anything, as they’re challenged to become scientists out of sound.
Recycled materials also benefit the world of visual arts.
Bring Wendy Mahon or Kristen Cliffel, for example, to your school so students can utilize recycled materials to create stunning works of art. Create masks, ceramic pieces, and murals, made all the more beautiful due to the unique materials students use to create them.
Beautify your school with a mural!
And speaking of murals…students of all ages can work to design and create a mural to beautify any space! The design and images for the mural may be based on whatever classroom connection you’d like to emphasize, and utilizing recycled materials from the community can help your mural become even more meaningful.
How do you celebrate Earth Day all year long? We’d love to hear from you!