Whitewater Talented and Gifted Network


Art Enrichment

Art Immersion Day
Up to four students in seventh or eighth grade are selected from each participating district to attend Arts Immersion Day on Thursday, February 20, 2014.  Students watch a play, and then participate in workshops related to the arts.  This year's play is called, "Into the Woods".  Following is a description of the plot:

The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairy tale where worlds collide.  James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless, yet relevant piece and rare modern classic.  The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk.  When the baker and his wife learn they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse.  Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Below is a sample application that you might use to select the students who attend.

Southern Lakes Anthology Art Contest
Each year, students in participating districts can submit black and white artwork, cartoons, or illustrations that accompany writing.  Every spring, Whitewater TAG members select a theme for the following year's anthology.  The theme for 2013-2014 is "Figure It Out".  The word "figure" may not be used in the title.  Entry deadlines are set by each school's gifted and talented coordinators.  The top 24 submissions from each district are judged at a Whitewater TAG meeting in January.  This year's judging day is Tuesday, January 28, 2014.  The entries are scored using a rubric, and the best are chosen to be included in the anthology.  The published artists are invited to a recognition ceremony held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the Young Auditorium where they receive a complimentary copy of the anthology.

Cartoon 1-Rectangle Portrait
Cartoon 1-Rectangle Landscape
Cartoon 3-Rectangles Portrait
Cartoon 3-Rectangles Landscape
Art Template
Art Rubric
Figure it Out Forms

Touch of Red
Talented artists from participating high schools are invited to display their favorite artwork in the lobby of the Young Auditorium before the Southern Lakes Anthology recognition ceremony.  The artists are able to discuss their artwork with the attendees.  They are also recognized during the ceremony.