Visual Arts, Civic Engagement & Social Justice Units

Creative Community Builders
Three 45 Minute Sessions: In School Workshops
Grades: K-12

This fun hands on unit sets out the basic principles of civic responsibility, stewardship and service through arts centered lessons that introduce youth to opportunities for arts based service in their own neighborhoods and schools. Includes materials, handouts and worksheets.

On-Line Registration Form


Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. You may apply online by following the instructions below.


To Register you must submit all the following information. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Admittance based on students seriousness and commitment to their craft.


1) Prepare your portfolio.

2) Schedule a 20 minute portfolio interview.


3) Submit on-line the Application Form (See Below)

4) Submit 3-5 artworks (jpeg or PDF) Email all materials to: MBSarts@gmail.com

Payment: Fees are paid prior to attending workshops or the day of.































































Students learn in a traditional studio environment about the tools, skills, techniques and practices needed to succeed in today's globalized art world from an accomplished master artist and his colleagues. Students have the opportunity to develop portfolios, exhibit and tap into an international community  of contemporary working artists and educators. We provide a holistic integrated arts education allowing students to excel in their respective fields of artistic inquiry.

Michael B Schwartz School of Art

 

Our mission is to provide in depth study in the tools, techniques and concepts of visual arts, specifically in the media of painting, drawing and mixed media. We believe that these medium have vast communication possibilities and are infused with the innate ability to bond with the user.

This honors program is available to gifted and talented artists who are determined to pursue a career in the visual arts and plan on attending art school.

This school seeks to foster, support, encourage and sustain long term learning, alumni relations and investigation in our field. We believe that the arts have the unique and powerful ability to transform our world.

"When teaching I encourage critical, creative and poetic thinking. The arts develop aesthetic sensibilities, sharpen perception, promote investigation and reward experimentation. The arts  remind us that all things are inter connected. I believe that the arts must play an active role in our communities and neighborhoods. The art room is a cultural resource center, museum and hotbed of civic dialogue. " Group design involves conversation, trust building and consensus." I encourage students to think about their classrooms and schools as an integral component of the community. From this point of view we can examine our many cultures, physical and social structures from a unique and exciting vantage point. I utilize a mix of popular education methodologies, enriched with  a commitment to the  multiple intelligence, organically  allowing the magic of the arts to enhance  every area of the curriculum with out diminishing the intrinsic or traditional values a disciplined approach to fine arts teaching offers." - Michael B Schwartz


Mural Arts Masters
Adaptable: 6-40  sessions, depending on your project.
Grades: 4 - 12, Adult
 
This unit is designed to serve the community by providing murals with the assistance youth artists. Students collaborate with neighborhood members to design and create a community mural. Students engage in a public input and design review process, prepare the mural site, transfer designs, coordinate Community Paint Day, touch up the artwork and help coordinate a final celebration. Each lesson includes time to look at, talk about and create works of art. This unit has a focus on drawing and painting.

Jewels of Tucson

6 Two Hour (120 min.) Sessions (12 hours)
Ages: Intergenerational

This exciting program pairs Long Time Residents with Youth to develop a dialogue based presentation that might incorporate visual arts, theater, spoken word or dance. These might include solutions to community problems, historical narratives, or stories. Youth and Adults share stories, develop relationships and create works of art together. Projects like this are not only exciting but can foster civic engagement, reduce isolation and even improve the overall safety of a neighborhood by allowing participants to build meaningful and lasting relationships.

Teaching Services Offered:

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  • Drawing and Painting Tutoring
  • Portfolio Review and Preparation
  • Video / Distance Learning


For Students of all ages
Hourly Rate: $35. per hour (youth)

$50. per hour (18 and older)


Tutoring and Mentorship
Mr. Schwartz is available for tutoring in painting and drawing for students of all ages. Prospective students should schedule an interview and prepare a portfolio for review.

Tutoring in Painting, Drawing, Community Practice
Ages: All ages
Cost: $35. per hour(youth) $50. Adult
When: will schedule with each student.


Visiting Artist

I offer art classes everywhere and anywhere, in forests and hospitals, in schools and recreation centers. Check out my projects page for more information.


  • 1/2 Day
  • Full Day
  • Multiple Days


Ask for a quote.
Please provide as much information about your request as possible, including dates, locations and space.


Exhibiting My Art

I can prepare a special exhibitions for your school, event, home or business. Ask for a quote.


  • Temporary Art
  • Installations


Please provide as much information about your request as possible, including dates, locations and space.


Commissioning Me As an Artist

You can see and purchase some of my works on my On Line Gallery. What can I create for you?


  • Murals
  • Mosaics
  • Original Paintings
  • Drawings
  • Illustrations