Students at Rocky Run Middle and Lake Braddock Secondary Schools to Work with ARTSFAIRFAX Artists

February 11, 2020

Students at two Fairfax County public schools will explore a deeper engagement with the arts as part of the ARTSFAIRFAX Artist Residency Program. Rocky Run Middle School and Lake Braddock Secondary School art students will work with artists who connect 3D art exploration through mosaics and dance to history, language arts, and creative writing for engaging, unique, and innovative learning experiences.

This year’s artists include:
•    Katherine Zukeri, program director for Born 2 Dance Studio’s urban styles program: Urban Theory and Movement, and adjunct professor at George Mason University’s School of Dance, will pilot an after-school residency at Lake Braddock Secondary School, Hip-Hop Time Machine, from February 7 to May 1. The residency will integrate history to provide students the opportunity to recount a specific narrative from a historical time period of their choosing through choreography. The residency culminates with students collaborating and arranging a group dance performance.

•    Shona D’Cruz, member of the Vienna Arts Society and owner of mosaic company, Blue Hyacinth Mosaics, LLC, will engage Rocky Run Middle School art students in Ocean Treasures from March 2-23. The residency will integrate language arts, math, and science with students discussing ocean pollution and its impacts on the survival of ocean species into completed sea creature sculptures that will be made into a mosaic. The residency culminates with mosaics presented as individual artworks to be placed together to form a temporary group mosaic.

ARTSFAIRFAX’s Residency Program brings together professional artists and educators to share their passion, creativity, knowledge, and skill, guiding students to discover and develop their own creative expressions. 

ARTSFAIRFAX is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, incorporated in 1964, as Fairfax County’s designated local arts agency.  ARTSFAIRFAX is funded in part by Fairfax County, corporations, foundations, individuals, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

For more information, contact Dana Stewart at 571-395-4624 or