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Sample Remote Residency: Marie Olofsdotter

Note: This is a example residency page based on a real residency that COMPAS facilitated in April 2020. For more information on that residency, read our blog!

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November 2nd – 6th, 2020

About Your Teaching Artist

Marie is a white female wearing a white shirt.

Marie Olofsdotter is a Swedish-born painter, poet, and picture books artist. Her books have been honored by a Benjamin Franklin Award and a Minnesota Book Award. She is the recipient of a Loft Mentor Series Award in Poetry, as well as grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Jerome Foundation. Among her titles are A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez (Holiday House) and Sofia and the Heartmender (Holy Cow! Press). When we teaches, she sets the stage for students to express their unique visual and literary vision.

About Your Residency

Look at the world through the eyes of a poet, through the lens of peace. Reflect on the idea of peace and create poems rich in imagery. Students will be inspired by the poetry of Alberto Blanco, N. Scott Momaday, Langston Hughes and more through a 5 video series featuring Marie and accompanying handouts that can be incorporated right into your virtual classroom. Students will learn forms and prompts that will help them celebrate and better understand peace in their own words. Students can receive feedback through a Flip Grid or additional live meet office hours.

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