Marisa Renee Brown

Exhibitions of Student Work

APS Festival of the Arts

Aurora Public Schools hosts an annual exhibition of student artwork at the Town Center of Aurora. Benefiting from frequent mall traffic, student work is showcased to the community from all elementary, middle, and high school art programs in the district. Every single teacher is encouraged to participate by selecting student works for the annual event. Students, their families, staff, and administration were  invited to the Town Center of Aurora for the reception. Awards were given in for best in show for each type of media including: drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, and photography. Aurora Public Schools has also incorporated a performance art piece of music or theater from local schools into the reception and awards ceremony.

Exhibitions of Student Work

APS Educational Services Center Exhibition

In 2016-2017, Aurora Public Schools allowed for rotating exhibitions of student artwork at their Educational Services Centers and Professional Learning & Conference Center. With the advantage of district administrators and board members frequenting these buildings, student work was showcased to the district and community on a monthly rotation from volunteering art teachers. The district art coordinator encouraged and scheduled these small exhibitions of student work.  Hinkley High School photography students had their work exhibited for the month of February 2017 and were encouraged to visit with their families while their photographs were displayed.

Exhibitions of Student Work

CSU Teacher Work Sample

As a part of completing the teacher preperation program at Colorado State University, art teacher candidates are required to organize, prepare, and present their students' artwork in an exhibition. Held in the Stanley G. Wold Resource Center, each teacher candidate showcased work from their elementary and secondary placements. Students, their families, staff, and administration were formally invited to the university for the reception. Posters, labels, and handouts were provided in order to emphasize the importance of the art process and it's alignment to state art standards.