BrianaBaileyCapstone "Art Exploration.."

Capstone '15

Over the past four years my love the the Arts has grown tremendously. For my Capstone I wanted explore different ropes of art other than just writing poetry. First I studied what it takes to bring together different types of artist to create a show for the general public. My second exploration was how can I use art to teach a basic subject, such as freshman history. The final personal art challenge I had was creating a video for people to get a sneak peak of SLA through the eyes of SLA senior ’15 (Final Slide).

Figuring out the idea ... the purpose was the first step. What did I want the community to take home from my shows? “Lets Talk about Art” was a show that focused on “Words, images and sounds unit common humanity." I brought together poets, visual artist, dancers and DJ’s from ages 14-26 and together we molded a show that succeeded in my vision. I learned three lesson out of this experience. The complications of getting artist to meet regularly, how to book a show space and be the director, the one in charge of everything. Most importantly I figured out what makes a show successful. If it touches the people who attend its a success not just how many people show up.

Art and African American History. As a SAT for freshman History I created their 4th quarter Benchmark. They were exploring how the changes (13th, 14th & 15th amendments & Jim Crow Laws) of the early late 1800‘s-1900’s effected african american. This exploration was done through zoned in research on Harlem Renaissance artists. After the research and looking at the affects from an artistic perspective they were in charge of creating there own art piece (poem, song, dance etc) describing what they learned and how art still has an effect on society.


African American History:

Below are the sources I used as I taught my lesson on the 13th, 14th and 15th amendment. I used these sources for the students to explore and get a deeper understanding of what the amendments stated. Also these sources were used to guide our class discussion on the actual/potential causes and effects of the Amendments.


"13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865)."Our Documents -. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May 2015.


"Equality and The Fourteenth Amendment: A New Constitution." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 7 May 2015.

"Welcome to" Welcome to N.p., n.d. Web. 6 May 2015.


"Welcome to" Welcome to N.p., n.d. Web. 6 May 2015.

After relearning what the Amendments brought this country we began to explore the Jim Crow Laws. Starting with looking at black codes. These two links are videos shared with the freshman

"The Black Codes." The Black Codes. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015

"Watch Now: Slavery by Another Name | The Origins of Black Codes | PBS Video." PBS Video. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.

Jim Crow Musem video:

We watched this 22 minute long video to get a visual on what times were like in this time period... beyond newspaper articles and other forms of paper material. In this video the students understood more of the violent aspect of the Jim Crow Laws and the South.

"The New Jim Crow Museum." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 12 May 2015.

Video example of Minstrel shows

"Black and White Minstrels Video." Black and White Minstrels Video. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2015.

Harlem renaissance Benchmark:

This article lead me to my idea for the benchmark of the last quarter. I wanted them to see how cruel and beyond necessary behavior can be One turned into something good and creative (such as Art) and two that the things that happen in society and in peoples lives stick with humanity even long after these things happen. 

"Langston Hughes Gave Jim Crow a 1,2 Punch." Lisas History Room. N.p., 06 Feb. 2010. Web. 25 Apr. 2015.

Poem written by Langston Hughes. Langston was in the 7th grade and got expelled. He was upset that his teacher separated the rows of desks. So he put "Jim Crow Row" on every black students desk. after protesting parents lead to his explosion being revoked separate seating was not allowed in his school.

For the SLA final words from seniors video this was the forum that I asked them to fill out.

"Scienceleadershipacemdey Senior Survey." SLAseniors. Briana Bailey, 21 Apr. 2015. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.



Describe your SLA experience in 4 words or less

Any words of advice to future SLA students and Seniors

What are you doing/studying after you graduate. 

I volunteer .....To read form responses on camera