Community Arts Partner

Participant Details

Community Arts Partner Name
Greg Thornton, a.k.a. Mr. Greg
Partner Type
Individual
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Individual Bio or
Organizational Statement
Artist-activist Greg Thornton lives in Seattle, Washington. He has worked as a teaching artist for the past six years in collaboration with Creative Advantage, Arts Corps, Seattle Public Schools, Center for Children and Youth Justice, and The Vera Project, among other local schools and organizations. Greg's visual arts lesson plans encourage and inspire his students to engage in self-expression and allow a space for his students to tell their truth through art. Greg's classrooms provide a safe place for students to focus on their own growth and identity in a nonjudgmental setting. In addition to being a full-time teaching artist, Greg runs a business called Black Iconic T-Shirts, which produces t-shirts that celebrate important individuals in black culture and history by combining portraits with Hello My Name Is… tags that invite the viewer into each person’s life and accomplishments.

Contact Information

First Name
Greg
Last Name
Thornton
Address
Address 2
City
Seattle
State
WA
Zip
98117
Phone
206-229-4599

Grade Levels Preferred

Grade Levels Preferred
K-2, 3rd - 5th, 6th - 8th, 9th - 12th

Artistic Disciplines

Type
Discipline
Digital/Media Arts, Visual Art, Screen-Printing

Experience

Previous School Partnerships
Southeast Interagency High School Southwest Interagency High School Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary Emerson Elementary Kimball Elementary John Muir Elementary Spruce Street Inn J Street Group Home Multiple middles schools in Issaquah School District
Other Trainings or Certifications
Sample Lesson Description: Student / Classroom Residencies
Sample Workshop Description: Teacher Professional Development

Areas of Experience and Expertise

Approved Professional Development Provider
No
Approved Classroom Residency Provider
Yes
Experience with English Language Learners
None
Experience with Students in Special Education
Yes

Lesson Plan

Integrated Art
Cultural Art

Teaching Approach

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Testimonials from Schools
"Mr. Greg, thank you for inspiring us and for doing art with us all year." Jimmy, 1st Grade "Mr. Greg, thank you for helping us in art, thank you for everything you do for us.  We love art!"  Gacovayhe, 1st Grade "Mr. Greg, thank you so much for inspiring our youth!  You have gone above and beyond and words can't express my gratitude."  Ms. Coyne, MLK, Jr. Elementary
"Greg - I wanted to let you know that you have had a great impact at MLK and I hope MLK is able to continue to partner with you. I have really enjoyed working with you and getting to know you better. Much appreciation, Chris"
Dr. Christopher N. Thomas
Principal
 

Fees

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