Welcome To Pulse Arts

Pulse Arts is committed to empowering youth by providing creative opportunities to address social issues and ignite community change through the arts.
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Classroom Teacher: Mr. Tatnall

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Teaching Artist Antonio Perez. In front of his sculpture at Otis College.

Teaching Artist: Antonio Perez

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Audubon Eagle Middle School
6th – 8th Grade. Superhero Creation Project

Assignment Goals:

  • Encourage creativity and personal expression through the designs of a unique superhero character.
  • Develop storytelling and artistic skills by conceptualizing the superhero’s appearance, abilities, and ethos.
  • Foster an understanding of societal and personal responsibilities through the lens of a superhero narrative.

    – Integrate technology and arts by using AI to transform self-portraits into superhero representations.

    Assignment Process:
    Students receive a worksheet that prompts them to think critically about what constitutes a superhero. They are guided to design their superhero’s looks, suit, powers, and unique attributes, as well as how their superhero contributes to society. Using AI technology, students then transform a self-portrait into the superhero they have imagined, merging their personal identity with their creative design.

    California Educational Standards:
    Visual Arts Standards (Grade 6-8):

  • VA:Cr1.1.7a: Generate and conceptualize
    artistic ideas and work.
  • VA:Cr2.3.7a: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
  • VA: Re8.1.7.a: Interpret art by analyzing use of media to create subject matter, characteristics of form, and mood.

    English Language Art Standards (Grade 6-8):

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structed event sequences.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

    International Society for Technology Education Standards for Students:

  • Innovative Designer: Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
  • Creative Communicator: Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats, and digital media appropriate to their goals.
Teaching Artist Antonio Perez. In front of his sculpture at Otis College.

Teaching Artist: Antonio Perez

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Audubon Eagle Middle School
6th – 8th Grade. Superhero Creation Project

Assignment Goals:

  • Encourage creativity and personal expression through the designs of a unique superhero character.
  • Develop storytelling and artistic skills by conceptualizing the superhero’s appearance, abilities, and ethos.
  • Foster an understanding of societal and personal responsibilities through the lens of a superhero narrative.

    – Integrate technology and arts by using AI to transform self-portraits into superhero representations.

    Assignment Process:
    Students receive a worksheet that prompts them to think critically about what constitutes a superhero. They are guided to design their superhero’s looks, suit, powers, and unique attributes, as well as how their superhero contributes to society. Using AI technology, students then transform a self-portrait into the superhero they have imagined, merging their personal identity with their creative design.

    California Educational Standards:
    Visual Arts Standards (Grade 6-8):

  • VA:Cr1.1.7a: Generate and conceptualize
    artistic ideas and work.
  • VA:Cr2.3.7a: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
  • VA: Re8.1.7.a: Interpret art by analyzing use of media to create subject matter, characteristics of form, and mood.

    English Language Art Standards (Grade 6-8):

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structed event sequences.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

    International Society for Technology Education Standards for Students:

  • Innovative Designer: Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
  • Creative Communicator: Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats, and digital media appropriate to their goals.
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