AEGIS program:

Swing, Art, and All That Jazz

In summer 2018, ASC welcomed 11 students from Jefferson County for our first ever AEGIS program: Swing, Art, and All That Jazz. In this summer camp program, students learned traditional jazz and swing dance styles and created an interpretive video to accompany a watercolor painting by Harlem Renaissance artist, Palmer Hayden.

 
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See some of the things the students created below, and check out our blog post for more information on Swing, Art, and All That Jazz.

This camp was made possible by a grant from the Arkansas Department of Education.

 
 

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Alex:

Louis Armstrong thinking of an instrument.

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Dajana:

I chose to do dance shoes because this is what I think of when I think about music.

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Joell:

I love jazz so I made a painting of two dancers.

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Jada:

I did a colorful watercolor background for Bessie Smith because I thought it would be pretty

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Damir:

I made a colorful piece that incorporated a tree and music notes.

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Asya:

I did a watercolor of Ella Mai because I enjoy her music.

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Keiren:

I created a piece that incorporate different cultures of music.

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Tre:

It’s a violin, because I love music.

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Janascia:

I did an abstract of Ella Mai because she is my favorite singer.