February 9 – May 17, 2024

Related Programming

Creative hands-on programming is available for learners of all ages inspired by the works of Jeffrey Augustine Songco. Students can experience Jeffrey’s work with fieldtrip programming; but students aren’t the only ones getting creative. Behind the scenes experiences, a nostalgic prom night, specially curated dinners with Jeffrey and Chef Mindy Trafman, and so much more are also available for adults this fall + winter!

Student Programming Key Concepts & Ideas:

Identity • Social Emotional Learning • Mental Health • Mixed-Media • Reflective Writing • Storytelling and Personal Voice

Identity ➺ reflective writing ➺ mixed-media ➺ storytelling and personal voice ➺ mental health ➺ social emotional learning ➺

Educational Outreach Programming

Program Period: February 5, 2024 – March 9, 2024

Grades 9th – 12th | 5 visits, 1 with a visiting art professional |  60 – 90 minute visits

How do spaces and people around us make us feel a sense of belonging or exclusion? What makes us who we are, and how do we communicate that with those around us? Using personal journal entries as inspiration and insight, students will reflect on how they are shaped by different outside influences and their own internal monologue, and consider how they show up in the world. Students will create a multi-dimensional self-portrait that explores different facets of their  identity and the delicate balance between the need to express ourselves as individuals and the need to belong to a group. Students will meet interdisciplinary artist Jeffrey Augustine Songco, and explore his artistic methods of photography, design, performance, and found-object installation to create original works of art that express the self in many layers.

Technology Requirements:

Classrooms will need access to a printer, the internet, and chromebooks or ipads. Cell phones may be used instead. 

Field Trips to the SCA

Most suitable for Middle & High School | Single visit to the SCA | 45 – 90 minutes

Includes tour & hands-on activity

Camps + Classes

From 3 – 103, there’s a chance for all ages to get creative with Jeffrey this spring! Littles can join In Progress With… programming at the Library + SCA, while adults can sign up for a nostalgic experience at Adult Prom. Don’t miss the creative fun.


Education Standards

1A. Children/Students demonstrate an awareness of their emotions
2B. Children/Students demonstrate honesty and integrity
3A. Children/Students demonstrate awareness of other people’s emotions and perspectives
4B. Children/Students develop and maintain positive relationships

(9-12) Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
(9-12) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

ART.VA.I.HS.1 Apply acquired knowledge and skills to the creative problem solving process. (21st Century Skills: I.4, II.2)
ART.VA.I.HS.2 Intentionally use art materials and tools when applying techniques and skills to communicate ideas. (21st Century Skills: I.6, III.3, III.6)
ART.VA.II.HS.2 Create artwork using materials and techniques with skill so that personal intentions are carried out. (21st Century Skills: I.1, 1.2, II.7, III.3)
ART.VA.II.HS.4 Apply knowledge and skill to symbolize the essence of an idea. (21st Century Skills: I.1, I.6)
ART.VA.II.HS.1 Identify, define problems, and reflect upon possible visual solutions. (21st Century Skills: I.2, I.3, I.4)
ART.VA.III.HS.2 Describe how organizational principles are used to elicit emotional responses. (21st Century Skills: I.3, II.1, III.1)
ART.VA.III.HS.5 Recognize and understand the relationships between personal experiences and the development of artwork. (21st Century Skills: I.3)

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