Artist and Museum Educator Works on Improvisation Project with The Kids for Coltrane
Posted February 19, 2012on:
On February 10th the Kids for Coltrane welcomed artist and museum educator Jeff Hopkins to our guest speaker program. Jeff can also be found illuminating children at the Guggenheim and at Jazz at Lincoln Center just to name a few important venues. Jeff was educated at Harvard University and shared his fabulous talent with us. He taught the children about the art of Romare Bearden and his connection to the jazz world. The foundation of the project that he did with the Kids for Coltrane was based on improvisation…They created a wonderful art project based on a “call and response” approach that Jeff implemented beautifully. The students had a great afternoon! We are grateful to Jeff for volunteering to work with us, and for seeing the importance of the Kids for Coltrane Project in Education.