Acquiring and understanding academic vocabulary can often be overwhelming for students. Drawing is a powerful and untapped tool for students to build and explore their understanding of new vocabulary. Combined with the use of symbols it's a winning combination to acquire an understanding of new and challenging words! Don't miss this opportunity to learn with Jamin Carter, Focus 5, and Kennedy Center teaching artist from Memphis, TN. Bring colored pencils and white paper to this participatory and engaging Zoom Session.
About Our Teaching Artist
Jamin Carter is an educator, activist, artist, and minister who calls Memphis, TN his home. He holds a BFA in sculpture and painting and a MAT in visual art education. He has a decade and a half of experience in education. As a public school teacher he has worked in several diverse,Title One classrooms ranging from elementary art to high school studio art and AP art history.
As a national Kennedy Center teaching artist and arts integration consultant with Focus 5, Jamin leads visual art and drama-based workshops in schools, museums, and arts centers across the country and collaborates with other consultants on new and existing workshops.
As an artist, Jamin works in a variety of mediums, such as acrylics, mix media and sculpture. Working out of his studio in Memphis, he participates in exhibitions, facilitates panel discussions, and occasionally curates shows. Jamin spends his life with his wife Becky and three children-Benjamin, Malea and Xavier, in the midtown area of the city where they garden, take walks, host neighborhood events, and are usually building or fixing something.