The PTA Reflections program gives students the opportunity to explore the arts & culture, develop creative thinking & problem-solving skills & recognize themselves as artists. All students are welcome to interpret the theme “What Is Your Story?” and explore the arts. We ask that you support your child’s participation in one or more of the six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. The goal is participation, not winning! For more information, click below. Deadline for entries is October 21. Submit projects to the VAE Library. #PTAReflections
WHAT IS REFLECTIONS?
Reflections is an arts program sponsored by PTA to help students show their creative sides! Students should use the theme “What Is Your Story?” to help them dance, draw, write, sing, and snap their way to the top! Info available on the VAES PTA website. Visit the Texas PTA 2015-2016 Reflections Gallery to take a look at some of the state winners from last year. Encourage your kids to get involved! #ArtsEd#PTAReflections
LET’S REVIEW THE CATEGORIES
Dance Choreography: Choreograph a dance related to the theme “What is Your Story?” You can use any music and your friends can perform the dance. No longer than 5 minutes. Burn to a DVD.
Film Production: Shoot a film related to the theme “What Is Your Story?” No longer than 5 minutes. Copy to a DVD.
Literature: Write your story or play or poem or letter related to the theme “What Is Your Story?” 2000 word max. Write or type on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper.
Musical Composition: Write a song related to the theme “What is Your Story?” Use voice, instruments or a combination of both. No longer than 5 minutes. Turn in sheet music and record on a CD
Photography: Snap a photo related to the theme “What Is Your Story?” No bigger than 11 x 14 inches. No copyrighted material. Do not frame.
Visual Arts: Create a drawing/painting/print/collage to show how the world would be a better place! Relate your project to the theme. No larger than 24×30 inches. Do not frame your project.
Special Artist Division: The Special Artist Division is for students with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students may receive non-artistic accommodation & assistance from an adult. Use of adaptive technology is allowed. Visit the VAES PTA website to review Reflections program guidelines.