The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is excited to pilot the inaugural Logan Center for the Arts Young Critics Program in Spring 2016.
The Logan Critics Program focuses on providing a platform for students to critically examine performances presented in our school matinee program and to craft valuable and engaging written responses. The program pairs teaching artists with teachers and their 5th–8th grade classes. With the support and guidance of teachers and teaching artists, participants create blog posts reflecting on their experiences witnessing artistic performances, portraying the unique perspective of each student.
The Logan Center for the Arts is proud to partner with the Digital Youth Network and Chicago City of Learning to pilot this unique experience designed to support students in learning more about the dispositions, knowledge, and skills involved in critiquing art performances.
Program benefits include:
- Complimentary tickets and transportation to matinee performances at the Logan Center for the Arts.
- Daytime in-class workshops led by teaching artists and professional arts critics geared towards increasing students’ ability to view and critique art across disciplines.
- Targeted instruction helps students develop and express their critical responses. This unique approach to writing prompts intellectual growth and investment.
- Through learning to craft blog posts, students develop skills in critical thinking and writing.