Community Art at Morgan


Morgan students in Professor Blaise DePaolo’s Community Art class (GENL 396/496 ART 305) in the Art Department have served as teaching interns in programs in a number of City schools:

At Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School Morgan interns have assisted in teaching students and adults to make functional ceramics for the marketplace--RAPware.  They have also worked with lead artist Jay Wolf-Schlossberg Cohen in the after-school art program with selected third to fifth graders to create notable mural projects.

Interns are conducting the K-5 Visual Arts programming at Walter P. Carter Elementary School with an artist from 'Art with a Heart' and with artist Helen Hardesty at Tunbridge Public Charter School.

They  worked at Rayner Browne Elementary School with artist in residence Ivy Parsons, an Open Society Institute Fellow, and the students to create an outdoor space next to the school. Chess tables, tile, mosaics, and benches were installed, where the school’s award-winning chess club plays.

Interns have collaborated with artist in residence Deb Patterson, an OSI fellow, at Pimlico Road Arts and Community Center conducting a weekly art program that pairs art projects with related periods in art history.

Professor Blaise DePaolo is a member of Baltimore Clayworks and the Creative Alliance.  Both non-profit organizations have partnered with Morgan community art students in the past and continue to provide art and employment opportunities to Morgan students and alumni.

Community Partnerships with Baltimore City Schools