BUILDING THE SPARQS
SPARQ (in Schools) is Spiral Q’s school-based creative work that builds – with students, teachers, school staff, principals – powerful, creative and dynamic learning environments from the inside out. For the 2017-2018 school-year, Spiral Q’s team of artists have taken up residence in 3 public elementary and middle schools in West Philadelphia, where we work with students in grades K-8. Students in the 5th or 6th grade at each school engage in a deep residency with an artist during their regular school day for an entire semester learning the ins and outs of art-making and risk-taking. Their work culminates in a vibrant school parade around the neighborhood. Our partner schools are Blankenburg Elementary School, Locke Elementary School, and Middle Years Alternative School.